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Turning the Corner: A Reader in Contemporary Transport Policy

Turning the Corner: A Reader in Contemporary Transport Policy

Francis Terry (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-11915-3

Jul 2004, Wiley-Blackwell

220 pages

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$41.95

Description

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.
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.


  • 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.