Interdisciplinary contributors from across Europe and the USA join together in this book to provide a timely overview of the latest theories and policies related to transport networks. They cover topical issues such as: environmental benefits of substitution of aviation by high speed trains; incident management; impacts of aviation deregulation; and time savings in freight transport. The book also breaks new ground on the development of new methods of cost benefit analysis and other approaches in policy analysis.
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Contents: Preface; New trends in policy making for transport and regional network integration, Marina van Geenhuizen, Aura Reggiani and Piet Rietveld. Part I Policy Analysis in the Transport Field: Equity issues in the evaluation of transport policies and transport infrastructure projects, Piet Rietveld, Jan Rouwendal and Arno van der Vlist; Economic impact assessment for analysing the viability of regional airports in Norway, Svein Brathen and Knut S. Eriksen; Modelling the short–term impacts of a nuclear accident on transportation flows, Peder Axensten; Models and realities: choosing transit projects for New York City, Robert Paaswell and Joseph Berechman; A framework for identifying and qualifying uncertainty in policy making: the case of intelligent transport systems, Marina van Geenhuizen and Wil Thissen; An evaluation of benefits from aircraft and high–speed train substitution, Moshe Givoni; The value of travel time in passenger and freight transport: an overview, Luca Zamparini and Aura Reggiani. Part II Transport Policies and Regional Network Integration: Less friction and more traffic? Examples of the impact of the fixed links of the Great Belt and Oresund on Danish firms' organization of transport and logistics, Leif Gjesing Hansen; Accessibility impacts of the trans-European railway network, J. Carlos Martin, Javier Gutierrez and Conception Roman; The role of infrastructure in location preferences of firms: an overview of empirical research for the Netherlands, Frank Bruinsma and Piet Rietveld; The spatial consequences of air transport deregulation: an overview of the French case since 1995, Pierre Zembri; ICTs and high–order integration of remote regions. Distance as a remaining barrier?, Marina van Geenhuizen; Interaction in the Baltic sea area. Patterns from an aviation perspective, Jan Henrik Nilsson; Structural convergence of the national economies of Europe, Marco Percoco, Sandy Dall'erba and Geoffrey J. D. Hewings; Index.
Marina van Geenhuizen is Associate Professor in the Section System Innovation and Regional Development, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. Aura Reggiani is Professor in Economic Policy in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Statistics at University of Bologna, Italy. Piet Rietveld worked at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (Austria) and was research co-ordinator at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana in Salatiga, Indonesia. Since 1990 he has been Professor in Transport Economics at the Faculty of Economics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He is a fellow at the Tinbergen Institute. He is also the head of department of Spatial Economics and chairman of NECTAR.
’This book brings together a formidable range of international researchers to present the complexities of applied policy analysis of transport networks, through a set of theoretically clear and empirically informative contributions. The key issues of the day are covered, including the efficiency of transport systems and regional equity, but also new dimensions of the debate such as acceptability of change, vulnerability of transport systems, and uncertainty and risk in transport decisions. It is agenda setting and challenging in its coverage.’ David Banister, University College London, UK 'This up-to-date selection of papers addresses the most vital and emerging issues that will dominate the analysis of transport networks for years to come... Researchers, policy analysts, and policy-makers alike will find it a valuable reference and a forward-thinking contribution for future research in the field of transport policy analysis and regional network integration.' Regional Studies