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

View: 8556

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.

The Geography of Transport Systems

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

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317210107

Category: Transportation

Page: 440

View: 9046

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:

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: 2532

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.

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: 1258

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

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: 3905

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.

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: 5250

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

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: 9130

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.

Transport, Environment And Society

Author: Cahill, Michael

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335218725

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

View: 7553

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: 8804

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The Planning Polity

Planning, Government and the Policy Process

Author: Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134447892

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 6825

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 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: 469

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.

ECMT Round Tables Time and Transport

Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9282123294


Page: 130

View: 3332

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 Benchmarking Methodologies, Applications and Data Needs

Methodologies, Applications and Data Needs

Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264187839


Page: 208

View: 1500

This conference proceedings defines transport benchmarking, analyzes its usefulness to policy makers and discusses what lessons can be drawn at the national and international level for policy makers.

Advanced Solutions of Transport Systems for Growing Mobility

14th Scientific and Technical Conference "Transport Systems. Theory & Practice 2017" Selected Papers

Author: Grzegorz Sierpiński

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319623168

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 3849

What are the parameters that should be taken into account in an advanced simulation model designed for a transport system that promotes green travelling policies? How can the goal of modal shift be pursued through ICT solutions? Is it enough to apply only a single criterion when planning transport systems? What is the importance of information acquisition and provision in Intelligent Transport Systems? Answers to these and many other questions can be found in this publication. It also contains numerous analyses based on relevant data sets, illustrating the close relationship between ITS and the changes observed in terms of how specific means of transport are used. What proves to be particularly important for advanced transport systems is the use of environmentally friendly solutions that reduce their negative environmental impacts; accordingly, the book also addresses this aspect. With regard to the research results discussed and the selected solutions applied, the book prim arily addresses the needs of three target groups: · Scientists and researchers (ITS field) · Local authorities (responsible for transport systems at the urban and regional level) · Representatives of business (traffic strategy management) and industry (manufacturers of ITS components) Advanced Solutions of Transport Systems for Growing Mobility gathers selected papers presented at the 14th “Transport Systems. Theory and Practice” Scientific and Technical Conference, organized by the Department of Transport Systems and Traffic Engineering at the Faculty of Transport of the Silesian University of Technology. The conference was held on 18-20 September 2017 in Katowice (Poland). More details at