Economic activity patterns have exhibited drastic changes in the last part of the twentieth century. The gradual shift of regional and national economies towards an integrated network society has caused the emergence of spatial-economic interactivity ranging from local to global scales. As a consequence, transport and communication have become main features of the modern economic area in which the information and communication sector plays an important role. One of the regions in which the above factors play a prominent role is Europe. In some ten years time this continent has gone through wild fluctuations which have offered new perspectives for all European cities, regions and countries had to cope with broad policy developments such as deregulation and market integration, but it also had to consider geopolitical changes which made Europe almost a unique laboratory experiment for transportation analysts. In the past decade these dynamic developments have prompted a large variety of transportation research, not only at the local or national level but also at a European level. The various transportation framework programs financed by the European Commission have meant an import stimulus for further research progress. Part of the scientific advanced in transportation research in the European scene has taken place in the framework of the Network of European Communications and Transport Activity Research (NECTAR). This scientific network is organizing on a regular basis workshops and conferences all over Europe with the objective of development and dissemination of new knowledge. This book offers a sample of recent advanced in transportation analysis with a particular view to Europe and European policy developments.

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    Ashgate Publishing Company

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  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

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  • Pagination: 357 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00794213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0754610829
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2000 12:00AM