The Transport System and Transport Policy

An Introduction

Author: Bert van Wee,Jan Anne Annema,David Banister

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857936905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

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ÔThis very interesting book provides an excellent multi-disciplinary introduction into the functioning of transport systems and the interaction with their environments.Õ Ð Erik Verhoef, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands ÔThe editors of this important book have clearly identified that few writings on transport treat the transport system as a whole. Implicit in this is a need for a genuinely multidisciplinary approach. An impressive list of contributors ensures that the book draws on the latest research whilst providing new insights into some of the key challenges facing transport students and researchers, transport providers and policy makers.Õ Ð Roger Vickerman, University of Kent, UK ÔSince ancient times transportation has brought our world together. But the need for connectivity and accessibility in a spatially differentiated world has prompted the emergence of very complex transportation systems. This book offers a fresh and operational contribution to a better understanding of the complexity and manageability of a mobile world, by addressing in a balanced way both conceptual and applied or policy aspects of modern transportation systems.Õ Ð Peter Nijkamp, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Transport impacts on people and businesses in many different ways, and presents some of the key problems that decision-makers need to address. This comprehensive textbook introduces the transport system in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, bringing together the myriad components of transport. This textbook is written for an international readership of undergraduate and postgraduate students in transport and related subjects, as well as for professionals and policy decision-makers across both public and private sectors. Key features include: ¥ Discussion of the importance of transport accessibility and the impacts of transport on the environment and safety ¥ Policy issues relating to all of the discussed issues and prescribed future options. ¥ Transport evaluation methods and modelling approaches. ¥ Examples to highlight the linkages between components of the transport system Ð for example infrastructures, land-use, vehicle technologies Ð and the relevance of these linkages for decision making.

Transport and Ethics

Ethics and the Evaluation of Transport Policies and Projects

Author: Bert van Wee

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849809658

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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Prof. van Wee draws on extensive research and nearly three decades of professional experience to shine a welcome spotlight on a neglected yet critical area of transportation research and practice: the role of ethics in the ex ante evaluation of infrastructure projects and transportation policies. Aiming more to raise questions and provoke thought than to provide answers, his balanced and systematic treatment of the subject makes the book an invaluable resource one which should be on the shelves and (more importantly) in the minds of every transportation policymaker, planner, and modeler. Patricia L. Mokhtarian, University of California, Davis, US This book on transport ethics fills a clear gap in the literature. Many researchers and practitioners in the transport field are aware that transport policies have important ethical dimensions, but these have not been systematically explored in the literature. Bert van Wee did a great job by bringing transport and ethics together. His decision to focus on ex ante evaluations of transport policies works out very well, since it enables him to achieve considerable depth on a theme that might otherwise be too broad. Piet Rietveld, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Transport impacts on all aspects of our lives and businesses, but the inclusion of ethics is not seen as a central concern. This book fills a major gap in the literature, through its understanding of the many important dimensions of ethics and its treatment of a range of situations in transport, through asking about the why, what and how as it relates to ethics. The clear conclusion is reached that ethics should feature much more prominently in all transport decisions, but that it is also context specific in both time and space. The approach adopted is transparent and informative, and the author guides the reader through the main conceptual and theoretical issues, using examples to illustrate the range of important ethical choices raised in the evaluation of transport policies and practices. David Banister, University of Oxford, UK This insightful book discusses the use of Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) for transport policy options from an ethical perspective. Each detailed chapter deals with issues such as; the use and ethical aspects of CBA in transport, social exclusion, the environment and long term sustainability, safety, ethics of research and modelling transport. It summarizes ethics-based critics on CBA and discusses their relevance for accessibility, the environment and safety. In addition it explores ethical dilemmas of doing CBAs and CBA related research. The book concludes with possible avenues for furthering exploring the links between transport and ethics. Transport and Ethics will appeal to researchers in the area of CBA for transport, postgraduate and undergraduate students in transport economics, transport policy, transport planning and transport geography, as well as policy makers in the area of transport.

International Symposium on Theory and Practice in Transport Economics Transport and the Challenge of Structural Change Eighth International Symposium on Theory and Practice in Transport Economics, Istanbul, 24-28 September 1979. Introductory reports and summary of the discussion

Eighth International Symposium on Theory and Practice in Transport Economics, Istanbul, 24-28 September 1979. Introductory reports and summary of the discussion

Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9282107302


Page: 539

View: 7912


This book contains the introductory reports and dicussion summaries of the Eighth International Symposium on Theory and Practice in Transport Economics, held in Istanbul, 24-28 September 1979, and which focused on transport and the challenge of structural change.

Integrated Transport

From Policy to Practice

Author: Moshe Givoni,David Banister

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136965475

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 4756


Travel is an essential part of everyday life and today most journeys are multimodal. It is the total travel experience that counts and integrated transport must reduce the inconvenience of transfers between modes. Most research and many publications on transport policy advocate sustainable transport, but the priority given to integration has been negligible. Yet integration is one of the most important means to advance sustainable transport and sustainability more generally. While integrated transport systems are seen to be an ideal, there is a failure to make the transition from policy to practice. The authors argue that the achievement of sustainable transport is still a dream, as an integrated transport policy is a prerequisite for a sustainable transport system. It is only when the two concepts of sustainability and integration operate in the same direction and in a positive way that real progress can be made. In this book, transportation experts from across the world have addressed the questions about what is integration, why is it so important and why is it so hard to achieve? The book provides an in-depth analysis of these issues and it aims to provide a better understanding of the subject, about what should be strived for, about what is realistic to expect, and about how to move forward towards a more integrated provision of transport infrastructure, services and management.

Transport Policy and Planning in Great Britain

Author: Peter Headicar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134104979

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

View: 1154


Transport in the twenty-first century represents a significant challenge at the global and the local scale. Aided by over sixty clear illustrations, Peter Headicar disentangles this complex, modern issue in five parts, offering critical insights into: the nature of transport the evolution of policy and planning policy instruments planning procedures the contemporary agenda. Distinctive features include the links forged throughout between transport and spatial planning, which are often neglected. Designed as an essential text for transport planning students and as a source of reference for planning practitioners, it also furthers understanding of related fields such as urban and regional planning, geography, environmental studies and public policy. Based in the postgraduate course the author developed at Oxford Brookes University, this indispensable text draws on a lifetime of professional experience in the field.

European Transport Policy and Sustainable Mobility

Author: Jonas Akerman,David Banister,Karl Dreborg,Peter Nijkamp,Ruggero Schleicher-Tappeser,Dominic Stead,Peter Steen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135159793

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 2998


It is now widely accepted that transport is becoming increasingly unsustainable and that strong policy intervention is required to reduce both the growth in transport demand and the environmental costs of transport. This book challenges conventional approaches to transport by moving away from trend based analysis towards the use of scenarios to identify alternative sustainable transport futures. It both summaries the development of EU transport policy and presents a critique. The policy context is widened to include the global changes taking place in economics, society and technology. It develops new methodologies for policy making for the next 25 years.

Conflict Management and Governance in the Transport Sector in Korea

Korea's Best Practices in the Transport Sector

Author: KIM Kwang Sik, KIM Gyeng Chul, and SONG Seok-Hwi,The Korea Transport Institute (South Korea)

Publisher: 길잡이미디어

ISBN: 895503637X


Page: 285

View: 3887


PART I Conflict Management and Governance Models for Sustainable Transport Chapter 1 Sustainable Urban Transport and Improving the Quality of Life 1. Introduction 2. Urban Transport and Sustainable Development 3. Foreign Policies for Sustainable Urban Transport 4. Main Issues in the Process of Urban Transport Policymaking 5. Vision and Promotion Strategy of Sustainable Urban Transport Policies 6. Conclusion Chapter 2 Conflict Management and Governance Models 1. Introduction 2. Theories of Conflict Management and of Governance 3. Current Situation and Problems of the Nationwide Public Transport Operation and Necessity of Reform for the Public Transport Operation System 4. Background of the Reform of the Public Transport System and Establishment of the Role of Structure of the Committee on Bus Reform: A Seoul Case Study 5. Governance Model for Building an Integrated System of Nationwide Public Transport 6. Conclusions and Suggestions Chapter 3 Conflict Factors between the Central and Local Governments for Transport Facilities 1. Introduction 2. Conflict Factors Due to the Supply and Management of Transport Facilities 3. Some Measures to Strengthen a Cooperation System of the Supply and Operation of Transport Facilities 4. Policy Proposals and Conclusions PART II Stories of the Seoul Bus Reform and Its Conflict Management Chapter 1 Introduction: Public Opinion on Seoul City Buses 1. Seoul City Buses Before July 1, 2004 2. Seoul City Buses After July 1, 2004 Chapter 2 Leading to the Seoul Bus Reform 1. External Factors that Made the Reform Inevitable 2. Internal Factors that Made the Reform Inevitable 3. Net Reform Benefits 4. Related Overseas Case Studies 5. Promoting the Seoul Bus Reform 6. July 1 2004 Chapter 3 Conflict Studies 1. Understanding Conflicts 2. Conflict Management Chapter 4 Seoul Bus Reform Stories and Conflicts 1. Introduction 2. Approaching Conflict Management

Introduction to Transport Policy

A Public Policy View

Author: Peter Stopher,John Stanley

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781952450

Category: Electronic books

Page: 360

View: 439


This comprehensive and accessible textbook introduces the basic concepts of transport policy and decision-making to students of transport policy, transport planning, urban transport, transport evaluation and public policy. It presents the founda

Transport Policy

Geographic, Economic, and Planning Aspects

Author: Patrick Edmund O'Sullivan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389201434

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

View: 2738


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ECMT Round Tables Time and Transport

Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9282123294


Page: 130

View: 9714


This Round Table revisits the extended literature on the valuation of passenger time and discusses the under-researched topic of the value of time in freight transport.

Transport, Environment And Society

Author: Cahill, Michael

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335218725

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

View: 7415


The environmental consequences of our transport system in the shape of pollution and carbon emissions are well known. Not so clear are the social consequences of contemporary transport and mobility policy. Readers are introduced to the complexity of the relationship between transport and society together with the debates about the social inequalities produced by the transport system and the connection between social inequality, social exclusion and transport disadvantage. This book explores the social inequalities which result from the ways we travel connecting these to the key areas of social policy. Reviewing the evidence on the social impact of transport the book discusses the ways in which a sustainable transport policy could emerge.

The Planning Polity

Planning, Government and the Policy Process

Author: Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134447892

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 1437


Planning is not a technical and value free activity. Planning is an overt political system that creates both winners and losers. The Planning Polity is a book that considers the politics of development and decision-making, and political conflicts between agencies and institutions within British town and country planning. The focus of assessment is how British planning has been formulated since the early 1990s, and provides an in-depth and revealing assessment of both the Major and Blair governments' terms of office. The book will prove to be an invaluable guide to the British planning system today and the political demands on it. Students and activists within urban and regional studies, planning, political science and government, environmental studies, urban and rural geography, development, surveying and planning, will all find the book to be an essential companion to their work.

Handbook of Transport Systems and Traffic Control

Author: Kenneth J. Button,David A. Hensher

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080435954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 602

View: 638


This book discusses transport systems and the implementation of related public policy - a relevant topic with contemporary traffic congestion, environmental intrusion, transport safety, and budget issues. It is a resource for both experienced researchers and those new to the field.

Law Making and the Scottish Parliament

Author: Elaine E Sutherland

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748687661

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 2301


A study of legislative developments in areas of law and policy devolved to the Scottish Parliament.

Transport Systems and Policy

Author: Peter Nijkamp

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 437

View: 3515


Transport and mobility are critical for the economic development of cities and regions and are a key factor in achieving sustained economic growth. This collection brings together Peter Nijkamp's influential work in the areas of transport systems and transport policy. The first part offers new theoretical insights and a review of the state-of-the-art in transportation science. The essays address issues such as the costs and benefits of transport, the role of price in transport demand, the impact of information and the potential of congestion pricing. The second part focuses attention on the modelling of transport systems. The third part comprises papers on transport infrastructure and includes studies on the impact of infrastructure and superstructure on economic growth, the costs of infrastructure construction, the evaluation of airport expansion and airport efficiency. The final part considers issues of public policy, including governance principles for sustainable urban transport, welfare implications of information policy, the economic consequences of airline deregulation, the use of policy scenarios for the far future and the transferability of transport policy to other areas. This collection will be essential reading for scholars and students interested in all aspects of transport research and policy.

Handbook on Transport and Urban Planning in the Developed World

Author: Michiel C.J. Bliemer,Corinne Mulley,Claudine J. Moutou

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783471395

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 3875


This Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of all of the major factors that underpin our understanding of urban and transport planning in the developed world. Combining urban and transport planning in one volume, the chapters present the state of the art as well as new research and directions for the future. The contributions from leading international academics at the forefront of their fields consider transport and urban planning from a number of different perspectives including historical, policy and strategy dimensions, appraisal and financing of options, planning and design of urban areas and the management of transport and urban systems. Examples and practical guides from the developed world are included along with a detailed discussion of the emerging issues. The Handbook provides an essential reference to all of the key points on the topic as well as signalling areas of concern and future research paths. Academics, researchers, students, policymakers and practitioners will find it a constant source of information and guidance.

Transport Systems and Processes

Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation

Author: Adam Weintrit,Tomasz Neumann

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203157001

Category: Computers

Page: 220

View: 2013


The TransNav 2011 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2011 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions, allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented and discussed at the Symposium were: navigation, safety at sea, sea transportation, education of navigators and simulator-based training, sea traffic engineering, ship's manoeuvrability, integrated systems, electronic charts systems, satellite, radio-navigation and anti-collision systems and many others. This book is part of a series of six volumes and provides an overview of Transport Systems and Processes and is addressed to scientists and professionals involved in research and development of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.