The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics

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460 pages

Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Transport offers the first state of the art overview of the discipline of transport economics as it stands today, reflective of key research and policy. Transport is an important area of study and one which is problem rich, stimulating a great deal of debate in areas which impact on everyday lives. Much of this focuses on the practicalities of the modern-day phenomenon of mass movement and all of the issues which surround it. The discipline of economics is central to this debate, and consequently the study and application of transport economics has a chief role to play in seeking to address subjects relating to major transport issues. It can be argued that at the very heart of any transport issue or problem lies the underlying economics of the situation – understand that and you alleviate the problem.

Featuring contributions from world-leading scholars and practitioners from across the globe, all of the chapters within this book are written from a practical perspective; is applied and developed using real-world examples. The book examines concepts, issues, ideas and practicalities of transport provision in five key topic areas:

  • public transport
  • public transport reform
  • economic development and transport modelling
  • transport and the environment
  • freight transport.

A real strength of the book is in linking theory to practice, and hence the ‘economics’ that are examined in this text are not the economics of the abstract, but rather the economics of everyday living. Practical and insightful, this volume is an essential reference for any student or researcher working in all areas of transport provision, ranging from planning, appraisal, regulation and freight; and for all practitioners looking to develop their professional knowledge and who are seeking professional accreditation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
PART I: Public transport
Chapter 2. Passenger Rail Structure And Reform
Chapter 3. Bus Economics
Chapter 4. The Pricing Of Public Transport Services
Chapter 5. Perfect Information And Intelligent Transport
Chapter 6. Passenger Traffic
PART II: Public transport reform
Chapter 7. Public Service Contracts: The Economics Of Reform With Special Reference To The Bus Sector
Chapter 8. Rail Regulation
Chapter 9. The Impact Of Regulatory Reform On Public Transport
Chapter 10. Airline Deregulation
PART III: Forecasting, public choice and transport modelling
Chapter 11. Forecasting The Demand For Transport
Chapter 12. The Behind Transport Appraisal
Chapter 13. Congestion Pricing
Chapter 14. Transport Modelling And Economic Theory
Chapter 15. Efficiency Assessment In Transport Service Provision
PART IV: Transport and the environment
Chapter 16. The Environment In The Provision Of Transport
Chapter 17. The Tools Available Under A Green Transport Policy
Chapter 18. Options And Practicalities Of A Green Transport Policy
Chapter 19. Sustainable Travel Or Sustaining Growth?
PART V: Freight transport
Chapter 20. Short Sea Shipping And Ferries
Chapter 21. Competition And Complementarity In Road Freight: Key Drivers And Consequences Of A Dominant Market Position
Chapter 22. Rail Freight
Chapter 23. Air Cargo
Chapter 24. Intermodal Freight Transport

Book Details

  • Title: The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics
  • Length: 460 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
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  • Publication Date: 2017-08-01
  • ISBN-10: 1138847496
  • ISBN-13: 9781138847491
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