Originally published in 1986, this book remains as relevant today as when it was first published, as it discusses issues in transport policy that are still being debated: what levels of subsidies should be applied; what form of ownership should prevail; how transport should be regulated or deregulated; and which modes of transport should be favoured. The book examines how policies have evolved, and what factors affect present decision making. It includes contentious areas such as international airline deregulation and urban transport.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Evolution of Transport Policy 3. Urban Transport Policy 4. The Regulation and Control of Transport 5. International Regulation and Co-Ordination 6. Transport and Development 7. Social Aspects of Transport Policy 8. Technical Change and Transport Policy.
David Gillingwater is Honorary Fellow in Transport Studies at Loughborough University, UK. Kenneth Button is Professor of Public Policy at the George Mason Schar School of Policy and Government, USA.