Towards better Performing Transport Networks

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-05-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The performance of current transport systems is inadequate when viewed in terms of economic efficiency, sustainability and safety.Transportation Economicsexamines the tools that are necessary to effectively measure these systems and those that are required to improve them. Utilizing advanced tools of network analysis, the contributors challenge various pieces of conventional wisdom and in particular the view that intermodal transport is more environmentally benign than road transport. A broad spectrum of the approaches designed to improve performance are reviewed including regulatory reform with the aim to improve competitive pressure in the aviation and public transport sector. Another domain covered in this book concerns technological change, in particular the potential contribution of ICT to improve transport systems.

Table of Contents

List of figures and illustrationsp. x
List of tablesp. xiii
Introduction: performance of transport networksp. 1
Efficiency and sustainability in transportp. 15
Intermodal versus unimodal road freight transport: a review of comparisons of the external costsp. 17
Environmental impact of underground freight transportp. 43
Intelligent Speed Adaptation: increased safety through speed reductionp. 64
Peering and investments in interfaced networksp. 80
Environmental vehicle rating systemp. 90
Regulation and policies to stimulate better performancep. 109
Is the debate over the contestability of airline markets really dead?p. 111
Decoupling transport growth and economic growth in Europep. 136
Travel plans: using good practice to inform future policyp. 157
Economies of scale, efficiency, and government intervention in public transportp. 178
Methods and models related to valuation and efficiency analysisp. 209
Dynamics of global supply chain supernetworks in a new era of risk and uncertaintyp. 211
Evaluating accessibility gains produced by new high-speed train servicesp. 236
Evaluation of the cost performance of pre- and post-haulage in intermodal freight networks: analysis of the interaction of production models and demand characteristicsp. 256
A methodological framework to analyse the market opportunities of short sea shipping: the Adaptive Stated Preference approachp. 285
An improved framework for large-scale multi-agent simulations of travel behaviourp. 305
A multi-criteria approach to the strategic assessment of advanced driver assistance systems: the role of sensitivity analysis and implementation strategyp. 348
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