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Table 6 Cost savings per new person to PT as a result of the intervention

From: Obesity-related health impacts of fuel excise taxation- an evidence review and cost-effectiveness study

Cost or cost savings per new PT user Values (AUD) Source/Estimate
Vehicle operating cost (VOC) savings
Annual petrol cost savings per new PT user (out-of-pocket cost savings for fuel saved) $492.08 Annual distance (car driver km pp) saved, based on mean trip-stage distance (km) from home to workplace by car drivers from VISTA data [107] and verified by national data [108], full-time workers and national metropolitan fuel price [102]. ‘Rule of half’ applied.
Repairs and maintenance cost savings $197.26 Annual distance (car driver km pp) saved, based on mean trip-stage distance (km) from home to workplace by car drivers from VISTA data [107] and verified by national data [108], full-time workers and National Guidelines [52]. ‘Rule of half’ applied.
VOC SAVINGS FOR THOSE NEW TO AT a $689
Including parking charges of $5 per business dayb $1839
Including parking charges of $10 per business dayb $2989
Including parking charges of $20 per business dayb $5289
  1. Table notes: a only includes conservative parameters, therefore likely understimates potential cost savings. b based on full-time workers, for average 46 working weeks per year. AUD Australian dollars, km kilometres, pp. per person, PT public transport, VISTA Victorian Integrated Survey of Transport Activity