ECONOMICS AND TRANSPORT POLICY

This book is divided into 5 parts. In part 1, the nature of economic issues in the transport sector are discussed together with the effect of changes in transport demand and technology on the economic structure of the country. Part 2 is concerned with the heterogeneous nature of the demand for transport services, and with the different ways in which these demands can be met. It discussed the attempt at coordinating all activities in the sector. Part 3 outlines the problems associated with the provision of transport infrastructure. Mention is made of methods of determining optimum prices for the use of an existing network and of the use of cost-benefit analysis for evaluating additions to the network in both urban and interurban transport. Part 4 deals with the various modes of transport; railways, road haulage, road passenger transport and air transport are discussed in turn. In part 5, a comparison is made between the United Kingdom and European economic community transport policy. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Allen (George) and Unwin

    40 Museum Street
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gwilliam, K M
    • Mackie, P J
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 390 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132890
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM