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Towards better Performing Transport Networks

1st Edition

By Bart Jourquin, Piet Rietveld, Kerstin Westin


392 pages | 63 B/W Illus.

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The performance of current transport systems is inadequate when viewed in terms of economic efficiency, sustainability and safety. Drawing together key an impressive list of contributors from the vast field of transportation economics including Kenneth Button, David Banister and Juan Carlos Martín, this book investigates transport systems, and covers a wide range of topics such as:

  • airline markets
  • congestion charging
  • speed control.

This informative book, ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students of economics, business and industrial studies examines the tools that are necessary to effectively measure transport systems and those that are required to improve them. Utilizing advanced tools of network analysis, the contributors challenge various pieces of conventional wisdom, in particular the view that intermodal transport is more environmentally benign than road transport.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Efficiency and Sustainability in Transport 1.1. Intermodal Versus Unimodal Road Freight Transport - A Review of Comparison of The External Costs 1.2. Environmental Impact of Underground Freight Transport 1.3. Intelligent Speed Adaptation - Increased Safety Through Speed Reduction 1.4. Peering and Investments in Interfaced Networks 1.5. Environmental Vehicle Rating System Part 2: Regulation and Policies to Stimulate Better Performance 2.1. Is the Debate Over the Contestability of Airline Markets Really Dead? 2.2. Decoupling Transport Growth and Economic Growth in Europe 2.3. Travel Plans: Using Good Practice to Inform Future Policy 2.4. Economies of Scale, Efficiency and Government Intervention in Public Transport Part 3: Methods and Models Related to Valuation and Efficiency Analysis 3.1. Dynamics of Global Supply Chain Supernetworks in a New Era of Risk and Uncertainty 3.2. Evaluating Accessibility Gains Produces by New High Speed Train Services 3.3. Evaluation of the Cost Performance of Pre- And Post-Haulage in Intermodal Freight Networks: Analysis of The Interaction of Production Models and Demand Characteristics 3.4. A Methodological Framework to Analyse the Market Opportunities of Short Sea Shipping: The Adaptive Stated Preference Approach 3.5. An Improved Framework for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Simulation of Travel Behaviour 3.6. A Multi-Criteria Approach to the Strategic Assessment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

How do firms work? What networks are involved in driving organizations forward? This series presents titles which look at the dynamics of organizations and the particular effects of different types of business networks. It covers topics such as:

  • Industrial networks
  • Transaction cost economics
  • Organization theory
  • Change and information
  • New theories of the firm.

It considers both the economic, cultural and environmental factors that govern the success and failure of business networks and organizations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Transportation
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism