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.

Managing Transport Operations

Author: Edmund J. Gubbins

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749439286

Category: Transportation

Page: 295

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Transport managers perform an essential and rewarding function in society, controlling the infrastructure that allows people and goods to move around conveniently and swiftly. However, it is also highly demanding work. In clear, jargon-free language, this book explains the exceptionally wide range of skills demanded of transport managers, who must understand the economic, social, political and technical aspects of road, rail, air and sea transport, while, crucially, ensuring that levels of safety and reliability are not compromised. Managing Transport Operations is a comprehensive, accessible handbook, covering: the fundamental principles of transport; modal characteristics; ownership and organization; management functions and policy formation; transport marketing; safety regulations; economic regulation; logistics and transport; urban transport; new technology; future developments. This new edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of recent major developments that have taken place in the world of transport, including the function of the Strategic Rail Authority, the Transport Act 2000 and the restructuring of the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions. Tailored to meet the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport syllabuses for Transport Management, this book is a `must-have' resource for students and an essential companion for transport managers.

The Geography of Transport Systems

Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317210107

Category: Transportation

Page: 440

View: 3284


This expanded and revised fourth edition of The Geography of Transport Systems provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field with a broad overview of its concepts, methods and areas of application. Aimed mainly at an undergraduate audience, it provides an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation and focuses on how the mobility of passengers and freight is linked with geography. The book is divided in ten chapters, each covering a specific conceptual dimension, including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts, and updated with the latest information available. The fourth edition offers new material on the issues of transport and the economy, city logistics, supply chains, security, energy, the environment, as well as a revised content structure. With over 160 updated photographs, figures and maps, The Geography of Transport Systems presents transportation systems at different scales ranging from global to local and focuses on different contexts such as North America, Europe and East Asia. This volume is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interested in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering. A companion web site, which contains additional material, has been developed for the book and can be found here:

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: 1183


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.

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: 3310


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.

European Transport Policy and Sustainable Mobility

Author: David Banister

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415234092

Category: Architecture

Page: 255

View: 2008


This text arises from the European Commission research project Policy Scenarios for Sustainable Mobility. Focusing on transport and related policy analysis and decision making, it sets European transport policy in context and looks at issues of sustainable development and forces of change.

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: 4361


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

Transport Economics

Author: K. Button

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849804869

Category: Transportation

Page: 528

View: 1819


'In the 3rd edition of Transport Economics Button draws together the burgeoning literature in transportation economics. It is a comprehensive standalone text covering all aspects of the field including new sections on logistics and congestion pricing. It should be required reading for every student of transportation and on the library shelf of all transportation researchers and practitioners, an excellent book.' David Gillen, University of British Columbia, Canada Acclaim for the second edition: 'To the literature in the field of transport economics, this is a most welcome addition. Primarily a textbook on theory, it also contains many references to applied studies. . . The book is written in a lucid style and consequently is easy to read and understand.' J.P. Hanlon, Transport 'It is admirably structured, with an introductory chapter placing transport in its economic context and relating transport and location economics.' Urban Studies 'This book is written in a clear, easy to understand style. It is essential reading for those studying for the Institute's Transport Economics examination as well as for undergraduate and postgraduate students of the subject. . . The book offers good value for money and is strongly recommended to anyone with an interest in transport economics.' M.R. Cairns, Transport ' . . . this book does read very much like a textbook; it explains economic concepts clearly, often in both words and mathematical equations, and identifies their relevance in the transport field. . . Transport Economics does provide a good basis with which to understand most of the issues behind what is one of the fastest moving areas of environmental activity in an area where most books will be out of date almost as soon as they are written anyway.' Marcus Enoch, Environmental Politics Transport Economics is a thoroughly revised edition of a well-established textbook which applies economic analysis to transport issues. Each chapter has been carefully reworked and includes new material dealing with the regulation of transport markets. The theoretical content is supported with considerable empirical evidence drawn from a wide range of international sources. Although aimed primarily at university students, this volume is accessible to non-specialists who have an interest in transport economics. It has no modal bias but rather examines in general terms the many aspects of the demand for, and supply of, transport together with the various methods of government intervention needed to ensure that social and environmental criteria are attained. This successful and widely adopted textbook has been meticulously revised and updated for the third edition. As the best intermediate text currently available, it will be welcomed by students, policymakers and all those concerned with the supply of transport services.

Back on Track

Rethinking Transport Policy in Australia and New Zealand

Author: Philip G. Laird,Mark Bachels

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868404110

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 5890


Australia's freight transport system now has the highest proportion of truck use of any developed country in the world, and with New Zealand, its cities are heavily dependent on cars. Back on Track considers the historic, economic and political issues that have led to this situation, and concludes that the emergence of such a strongly road-oriented system has not been in the national interest, on both economic and environmental grounds. It develops a detailed analysis of Australia's 'road transport deficit'. The authors suggest that rail is the neglected element in Australian and New Zealand transport systems and despite a history of 'policy paralysis', they offer a rail-based ten point plan that could see both countries' transport systems 'back on track'. Using new data on transportation trends from Australia and around the world, the book sets out a vision for the future of freight and inter-capital transport in Australia and New Zealand, and offers innovative transport strategies for each of the major cities in both countries.

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: 4528


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

The transport debate

Author: Shaw, Jon,Docherty, Iain

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447301943

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 1061


At a time when transport is high on the political agenda and government decision-making is being vigorously scrutinised, there is a need for an incisive and accessible analysis of the key policy issues. This book is a highly readable introduction to the transport debate from two experts in the field. The authors celebrate the advantages of a modern transport system, but argue that years of poorly conceived and executed transport policy have resulted in Britain’s transport system being far worse than it should be. They show that a substandard transport system creates economic, social and environmental costs, but demonstrate how these can be addressed through affordable and politically deliverable changes. Using a refreshingly novel approach, Shaw and Docherty use the familiar idea of the journey as the basis for their discussion. The book follows members of the Smith family as they uncover a wide array of transport issues, including why the problems we all encounter as we travel around actually come about; which policy trade-offs were responsible for creating them in the first place; what impacts we all have to suffer as a result; and what we can do to fix them. This lively and engaging approach will make the book ideal for a wide readership.

Transport, Environment And Society

Author: Cahill, Michael

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335218725

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

View: 9011


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.

Transport Policy

Geographic, Economic, and Planning Aspects

Author: Patrick Edmund O'Sullivan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389201434

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

View: 2415


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Accessibility Analysis and Transport Planning

Challenges for Europe and North America

Author: Karst T. Geurs,Kevin J. Krizek,Aura Reggiani

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781000115

Category: Transportation

Page: 300

View: 2603


Accessibility is a concept central to integrated transport and land use planning. The goal of improving accessibility Ð for all modes, for all people Ð has made its way into mainstream transport policy and planning in communities worldwide. This unique book introduces new accessibility approaches to transport planning across Europe and the United States. The expert contributors present advanced interdisciplinary approaches in accessibility research and modelling with best practices in accessibility planning and evaluation, to better support integrated transport and land-use policy-making. This book will prove an absorbing read for scholars, researchers and students working on accessibility issues across different academic fields including transport geography, spatial economics and social science. Transport and urban planners will also find the book to be an invaluable reference tool.

The Planning Polity

Planning, Government and the Policy Process

Author: Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134447892

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 7916


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.



Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120353196

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 4537


Transportation planning plays a key role as a lifeline for any society. It comprises applications of science and art, where a great deal of judgment coupled with its technical elements is required to arrive at a meaningful decision in order to develop transportation infrastructure facilities for the community. It, thereby, helps in achieving a safer, faster, comfortable, convenient, economical, sustainable and environment-friendly movement of people and goods traffic. In this context, the book has been written, and now updated in the second edition dealing with the basic principles and fundamentals of transportation planning. It also keeps abreast of the current techniques practices and policies conducted in transportation planning. Exploiting a systematic approach avoiding prolixity, this book will prove to be a vade mecum for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering and transportation engineering. Besides, the book is of immense benefit to the students opting a course on Mater of Planning conducted in various institutes. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BOOK • Systematically organised concepts well-supported with ample illustrations • Prodigious illustrative figures and tables • Chapter-end summary helps in grasping the quirk concepts • State-of-the-art data garnered in the book presents an updated version • Chapter-end review questions help students to prepare for the examination NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION • Provides Fuzzy Logic, Artificial Neural Network and Neuro Fuzzy Model techniques (Chapter 4) • Incorporates the formation of travel demand model with soft computing techniques including trip generation model (Chapter 5) • Provides a practical approach of calibrating Origin Destination Matrix (Chapter 6) • Incorporates the concept of mode choice models with a number of worked-out examples (Chapter 7) • Provides a case study on mobility plan of Gandhinagar, Gujarat, demonstrating the development of all stages of transport modelling (Chapter 11) • Includes a new appendix on "Applications of Soft Computing in Trip Distribution and Traffic Assignment"

Law Making and the Scottish Parliament

Author: Elaine E Sutherland

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748687661

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 6368


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