AIReF recommends improving infrastructure investment selection to raise social and economic impact and meet mobility needs
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AIReF recommends improving infrastructure investment selection to raise social and economic impact and meet mobility needs

August 03, 2020
Video of the Transport Infraestructures Study of the second phase of Spending Review The institution states that Spain has made enormous investments, leading to noticeable population mobility improvements It claims that infrastructure planning has been highly ambitious, without prioritising actions and without tying plans to the budget process and the economic situation It identifies widespread [...]
AIReF reports strong investment in high-speed rail over insufficient investment in suburban rail and proposes shifting focus to mobility criteria
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AIReF reports strong investment in high-speed rail over insufficient investment in suburban rail and proposes shifting focus to mobility criteria

August 03, 2020
The Spanish Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) explains that Spain has built a more extensive high-speed rail network than other countries without greater cost but also without considering mobility criteria The institution states that overall operation of high-speed railway lines is profitable in Spain, albeit without recovering the investment and with significant differences between [...]
AIReF reports that increased subsidies for flights taken by extra-peninsular residents has led to increased ticket prices
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AIReF reports that increased subsidies for flights taken by extra-peninsular residents has led to increased ticket prices

August 03, 2020
AIReF proposes replacing the current 75% subsidy with a fixed amount for each route, as well as studying mechanisms to achieve more balanced distribution of the subsidy across income levels It conducts a distributive analysis reaching the conclusion that the subsidy is unevenly distributed, under which the 20% of residents with the highest incomes account [...]