While in congested urban areas the pool of labour and the number of available consumers are high, the connection to more effective traffic systems and to available undeveloped areas for new business locations of the producing economy and retail has increasingly become a bottleneck-factor. The overcrowded roads can only be expanded under extremely high costs as far as this is spatially and technically possible at all. The existing undeveloped areas often do not satisfy the requirements of economy according to their size or their connection to traffic routes.
CargoCap is able to reduce these problem due to its underground construction and operational mode as well its efficiency. Production sites can be connected to each other and can so virtually be consolidated. Because of the connection to the CargoCap-pipe-system the reachability within freight traffic is clearly improved. The reduction of specific disadvantages like, for example traffic jams pushes the advantages of congested urban areas again stronger into the fore and increases the attractiveness of the location.
As CargoCap is designed for regional traffic [inland traffic within the developed area as well as the corresponding im- and export] the advantages are not abolished by an increase of transit traffic as it would be in the case with an expansion of a motorway, for example. Thus the advantages of CargoCap completely remain with the region.
The construction and operation of the system is going to lead to employment effects that are going to be intensified by the new settlement of other businesses and future attraction. If the CargoCap-pipe-network is expanded on other regions, either with an expansion on close-by congested urban areas or the "export" of traffic technology to distant areas, additional incomes are going to flow into the pioneer region.
Concerning traditional traffic systems the privatisation of networks is discussed at present. Causes are steadily decreasing public funds as well as the expectation to run systems more efficiently.
CargoCap has been conceived as an private business in the first place. Advantages arise for the communities, for example that damages of the road surface caused by heavy lorries decrease and as an effect alleviate the expense of maintenance. But since especially the politics of infrastructure are an important tool for regional and town planning, the politics (public interests) have to be given the chance of influencing the route's design and planning. This can be reached with the definition of corresponding concessions for operating authorities as well with the use of the initiator principle during construction.
Commission "Finance of traffic infrastructure" (Pällmann-Commission):
"[ ... ] the fear, that with increasing change to user financing only infrastructures that turn out to be profitable will be built, is unfounded. Still the realisation of projects, in which motives of the state, like regional planning and environment protection are in the spotlight, is reserved to public authorities because of parliamentary decisions. In such cases an adequate participation of the state in form of additional connection costs or payments for services is necessary."