This title was first published in 2000. With an emphasis on land-based passenger transport - particularly rail and road - this collection assesses the implications for regulation and competition of integrated transport policies. Contributions to the volume trace the evolution of transport policy, focus on the pricing of infrastructure, examine the effectiveness of competition and the adequacy of the regulatory framework in the United Kingdom.
’Many of the authors are well established figures in transport fields and their work has considerable credibility…It would…be worth buying by a University Library or another institution specializing in transport. As a reference work it is worth studying either as a whole or for particular contributions…It would however be nice to believe that politicians would study these texts; they would certainly benefit.’ profbooks.com ’Is this book worth reading for air transport managers? My answer is yes, definitely…The reader will find many…issues where a comparison between aviation and the other transport modes might be useful. The editors are to be congratulated for organizing such an excellent workshop and sharing their insights by publishing the papers. The papers are well written. In addition the editors provide the reader with a lucid introduction, which serves as a perfect executive summary and at the same time an agenda for future research.’ Journal of Air Transport Management
Contents: Introduction: Introductory overview; The evolution of UK transport policy. Pricing of Infrastructure: Charging for access to Railtrack’s network: some current issues, Chris Bolt; Road pricing and road finance, David M. Newbury; Pricing of infrastructures, David Starkey. How Effective is Competition?: How effective is competition? the case of rail services in Britain; Effective competition in the bus industry, John Dodgson; How effective is competition? - a comment, Chris Nash. Institutions: Is The Current Regulatory Framework Adequate?: Regulation of railways and roads: is the current framework adequate?; Integrated transport policy: implications for regulation and competition; The July 1998 transport white paper and the 1998 competition act; Regulation of bus and rail: is the current framework adequate?; Essential facilities and transport infrastructure in the EU, Trevor Soames; Essential facilities and transport infrastructure, Melanie Farqhuarson.
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