Efficiency in sustainable mobility: thematic research summary [2010 update]

The paper is one of the thematic research summaries (TRS). The theme of this TRS is "efficiency of transport systems". The first part of the paper includes a brief analysis of the scope of the theme, and a policy review where the main policy developments at EU level are summarised. The theme "efficiency of transport systems" deals with the minimisation of the resource costs of a given transport system and the maximisation of its performance. Costs considered include those borne by the transport users and those by the transport operators. The relief of congestion and reliability is a significant element in the consideration of efficiency. External costs borne by society at large such as those of accidents and of environmental impacts are not considered as they are tackled within other TRSs. The second part of this paper includes a synthesis of the main findings and policy implications from research projects and is concluded with an overview of the implications for further research.


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  • Pagination: 101p

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  • Accession Number: 01383180
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 1:55PM