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Turning the Corner: A Reader in Contemporary Transport Policy

Francis Terry (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-1915-3
220 pages
July 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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This Reader provides a critical review of British transport policy since the Labour Government came into office in 1997 and looks at possible solutions to Britain’s ongoing transport problems.

  • An authoritative reader providing a critical review of recent British transport policies.
  • Looks at possible solutions to Britain’s ongoing transport problems.

  • A source of well-informed opinion and ideas on topics such as private-public partnerships, delivering a sustainable transport policy, and new opportunities for the railways.
  • Written by leading practitioners and academics.
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Part I: Policy and Planning Issues.

1. Introduction: Transport Policy in Uncertain Times. (Francis Terry).

2. Solving Congestion. (Phil Goodwin).

3. Greater London – Growing or Shrinking – A Discussion. (Terence Bendixson).

4. Climate Change and a Sustainable Transport Policy. (Mayer Hillman).

5. Bringing Buses up to Standard. (Stephen Joseph).

6. The Impact of Evidence on Transport Policy-Making: the Case of Road Construction. (Francis Terry).

7. Cars in the Landscape: Some Undefined Questions for Transport Policy. (Reg Harman).

8. Sustainable Transport Policy: the Contribution from Behavioural Scientists. (Linda Steg).

9. Crossing London: Overcoming Obstacles to Crossrail. (Stephen Glaister and Tony Travers).

Part II: Finance and Management Issues.

10. Railpolitik: The Financial Realities of Operating Britain’s National Railways. (Jean Shaoul).

11. Transport, Tax-Payers and the Treasury. (Don Riley).

12. Past Abuses and Future Uses of Private Finance and Public-Private Partnerships in Transport. (Stephen Glaister).

13. Realising the New Opportunity for the Railways. (Tony Bolden and Reg Harman).

14. A Financial Appraisal of the London Underground Public-Private Partnership. (Jean Shaoul).

15. Regulatory Control of the Track Access Charges of Railtrack plc. (John Stittle).

16. Delivering Better Transport? An Evaluation of the Ten-Year Plan for the Railway Industry: Gerald Crompton and Robert Jupe.

17. The Company Response to Government Policies on Transport. (John Elliott).

Index.

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Francis Terry is a Fellow of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has represented the UK government at international conferences on the transport and disposal of waste, investigated privatisation and investment in infrastructure for Union Railways, studied access to transport and modal shift for the Highways Agency and evaluated Clear Zones. He acts as Chairman of the Regulated Industries Network.
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  • An authoritative reader providing a critical review of recent British transport policies.
  • Looks at possible solutions to Britain’s ongoing transport problems.
  • A source of well-informed opinion and ideas on topics such as private-public partnerships, delivering a sustainable transport policy, and new opportunities for the railways.
  • Written by leading practitioners and academics.
See More
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