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  Transport Economics & Sector Policy: Urban Policy Reform
Public transport is one part of the total transport facilities of urban areas, which should be carefully co-ordinated to ensure the best overall use of resources.
First, there is the issue of the contribution of public transport to the reduction of road congestion which may be a justification for provision of priorities in the use of infrastructure, or even subsidy, for public transport as a whole (though never on a discriminatory or open ended basis for public sector suppliers).
Transport commercialization can also have potentially harmful effects insofar as it leads to increases in fares and hence a shift to the more environmentally damaging automobile.
www.worldbank.org /transport/pol_econ/reform.htm   (986 words)

 UITP - Commission on Transport Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The General Commission on Transport Economics will provide UITP and its members with factual analysis and informed opinion on issues affecting the transport costs for the community as well as the economics and efficiency of public transport.
the economics of urban transport (individual and public) and the effects of the regulation and pricing of the automobile use on demand for an efficiency of public transport and on transport costs for the community;
Members of the General Commission on Transport Economics must belong to a company or an organisation that is a UITP full member.
www.uitp.com /About/comdiv/cte/index2.htm   (955 words)

 Tutor2u - introduction to transport economics
Transport economics studies the allocation of resources used to move passengers and freight from place to place.
A transport mode is a method of moving passengers or freight.
Transport operations refer to decisions about what type of transport mode to use or provide.
www.tutor2u.net /economics/content/topics/transport/introduction.htm   (516 words)

 Institute for Transport Studies | Postgraduate Taught Courses - MA TE
Transport Economics as a branch of applied microeconomics has a long and venerable history.
Many developments in economic theory and practice have arisen as a result of economists turning their attention to transport: public utility pricing; externalities; econometric estimation of cost and demand functions; regulatory economics; discrete choice modelling; economic appraisal.
The Transport Economics dissertation provides a capstone experience, which requires students to complete an extended piece of research work; this develops the students’ ability to apply economic analysis to real world problems and data.
www.its.leeds.ac.uk /pgcourses/mate.php   (372 words)

 News release, Deloitte appoints new transport economics director - Deloitte & Touche LLP
Robin Pratt's focus at Deloitte is on advising public and private sector clients in the transport sector on economic issues associated with policy and regulation, as well as the wider economic costs and benefits that underpin the business cases of individual transport projects and initiatives.
His previous role at specialist transport consultants Steer Davies Gleave has provided him with an in-depth understanding of the economics of transport, ranging across modes, from aviation to rail and road.
“Transport economics lies at the heart of making the right choices – both to channel public funds in the right direction, and to ensure public and private interests are aligned to the same objectives.
www.deloitte.com /dtt/press_release/0,1014,sid=2834&cid=77038,00.html   (547 words)

Transport infrastructure, including ports, has been invariably considered by governments and local authorities as a growth-pole for regional and national development.
Contributing factors to these changes are globalisation, the advent of intermodality and an increasingly stronger voice for sustainable transport systems, able to contain transport externalities such as this of congestion and environmental pollution.
As a result, transport planning and development require the use of accurate and scientific models and the objective evaluation of the costs, benefits and other impacts of transport infrastructure development.
www.maritimeeconomics.com /mc_cc_tre.htm   (457 words)

 Transport Economics: Who Pays
While bicyclists are often accused of being freeloaders, what is touted as the conventional wisdom on transport economics may not be true.
Several case studies are used and recommendations are provided for reforming current transport decision making.
In most places property, sales and other general taxes are used to build, maintain or regulated the transport system.
www.ibike.org /economics/who-pays.htm   (696 words)

 transport economics - government transport policy
The Dept of Transport's aim is “better transport” and supporting objectives are a “reliable, safe and integrated transport for everyone, which respects the environment”.
Transport 2010 stresses the role of partnership with the private sector and local government in modernising the transport network:
The Dept of Transport Departmental Annual Report 2001 notes: “increase bus use”; on the railways, by the end of September 2000 passenger kilometers had increased by 7 per cent and by the end of June 2000 freight tonnes moved had increased by 9 per cent compared with the previous year
www.tutor2u.net /economics/content/topics/transport/transport_policy.htm   (743 words)

 Centre for Regional and Transport Economics (CERTE), Dept. of Economics - University of Kent
The Centre has wide interests in research on economic integration in Europe, is also responsible for administration of the MSc in European Economic Integration and contributes to the Kent Centre for Europe, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Kent.
Professor Vickerman was a member of SACTRA (Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment) of the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1996-1999) for its major report on Transport and the Economy.
The Centre provides an MSc in European Economic Integration as part of the graduate programme of the Department of Economics and contributes to the MA in European Integration of the Kent Centre for Europe, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Kent.
www.kent.ac.uk /economics/research/certe.html   (1083 words)

 Policy & Economics Home
The mission of the Transport Economics & Sector Policy group is to achieve high professional standards in economic analysis and sector policy development in transport by fostering exchange of experience and through knowledge development and management and training.
The knowledge base for this topic is based on the document "Sustainable Transport: Priorities for Policy Reform." The purpose of this document is to distill the lessons of Bank experience and relate them to the emerging problems of developing and transitional economies.
The simultaneous achievement of long term economic, environmental and social sustainability is the key to meeting these challenges.
www.worldbank.org /html/fpd/transport/p&e_over.htm   (191 words)

 Amazon.com: Transportation Economics: Books: Patrick S. McCarthy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Transportation Economics explores the efficient use of society's scarce resources for the movement of people and goods.
This book carefully examines transportation markets and standard economic tools, how these resources are used, and how the allocation of society resources affects transportation activities.This textbook is unique in that it uses a detailed analysis of econometric results from current transportation literature to provide an integrated collection of theory and application.
Transportation economics is an applied area of economics that is concerned with the efficient use of society's scarce resources for the movement of people and goods from an origin to a destination.
www.amazon.com /Transportation-Economics-Patrick-S-McCarthy/dp/0631221808   (920 words)

The student will acquire experience in undertaking a major research project as part of a team of researchers; a broad range of transferable skills; an awareness of the latest scientific developments; training in experimental and analytical techniques and an awareness of his or her capabilities in both industrial and academic research.
This course is specifically designed for people who are already employed in transport planning and wish to strengthen or update their knowledge of the discipline and to have this knowledge recognised by a qualification.
The course is recognised by the Institute of Logistics and Transport as satisfying completely their educational requirements for chartered membership (MCIT) and provides exemption from the educational requirements of the Institution of Highways and Transportation (MIHT).
www.ceebd.co.uk /ceeed/un/uk/ukul0031.htm   (1608 words)

 Applied Transport Economics - Studia AS
Covering the developments and thinking in transport economics, this book examines the application of economics techniques, commercial transport operations, public policy issues, and the role of transport in its economic context.
Professor Stuart Cole examines the application of economics techniques first to commercial transport operations, and second to public policy issues such as investment, integrated transport and competition, and third to the role of transport in its wider economic context.
This approach provides a transport economics text book for managers who are not familiar with economics techniques, students preparing for examinations in transport and other areas of business and public policy where an applied approach to economics is required, and economists entering the transport field.
www.studia.no /vare.php?isbn=0749439645   (365 words)

 Transport Economics
The reason that (transport) economics is important for OM, is that operations management is to be profitable too.
Transport Economics is complicated, since next to time and quantity there now is distance, and there are the pecularities of the various modes of transport.
There is a clear difference between normal economic analysis and transport economics, and an operations manager may go into error when he or she is not aware of that.
www.dataweb.nl /~cool/TELecture/Lecture.html   (721 words)

 ::: husdal.com ::: Books - Transport Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Combining organizational logistics with a strong focus on economic performance, this is the ideal text for all students of transport economics and management.
The only text to comprehensively cover both economics and management theory, this unique approach ensures that the reader will be ideally positioned to study all aspects of transport and logistics courses.
Kept at an executive level, this book delves just deep enough for you to grasp the various concepts of transport planning, where costs occur and how to maximise benefits in both the public and the private transport sector.
www.husdal.com /shop/transport_economics.htm   (123 words)

 Transport Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Master’s Programme in Transport Systems aims to give the student a qualified specialist’s education in analysis, planning, assessment, design and control of transport systems at different spatial levels, with an emphasis on urban transport systems and their interaction with city and regional planning and development.
The programme starts with four compulsory courses that should provide fundamental knowledge about the transport system, its role in society, how it may be studied, evaluated and planned in order to fulfil transport policy goals.
The selection process for Transport Systems is based on a total evaluation of the following selection criteria: university, GPA, course work related to the programme (mathematics, statistics, computer science, transport, economics), thesis proposal, working experiences and references.
www.kth.se /eng/education/programmes/master_english/transport_systems.html   (512 words)

 Sustainable Economic Development & Tourism
Transport is a fundamental input into the economy, but it need not be motorized transportation.
Economic Benefits of Cycling (click on publications) The Interface for Cycling Expertise has published results of a study on the Economic Benefits of Cycling with case studies from several cities around the world (Bogota, Delhi and Morogoro in Tanzania, and Amsterdam).
Benefits were divided into internal benefits of cycling policy (better health, employment opportunities, less travel time for cyclists, fewer stolen bikes and less travel costs) and reduced external costs of other modes (less investment in other modes, less congestion and use of space, better quality of life, less pollution, less road accidents).
www.ibike.org /economics   (574 words)

 »»transport-economics Reviews««
This is one of the most insightful and provocative books I have ever read on the subject of Transport de-regulation, its place, its politics, and the effects of market forces in today's industrialised societies.
I am not a specialist, but the subject of urban and transportation studies has always fascinated me, and I have read Richmond's passionate account of the struggle over public transport in various American cities with great pleasure.
I want to add to the other reviewers' discussion of the academic merits of the book that I was personally moved by the book's ending, where the author shifts gears and calls upon all sides of the conflict to think about common good, and to be decent rather than ruthless towards one another.
www.financial-book-review.com /title-loan/transport-economics   (2013 words)

 Postgraduate Transport Management coursework programs - Economics and Business handbook - The University of Sydney
The Transport Management programs are designed to provide training in the field of transport with particular emphasis on management and planning.
Individual units of study focus on topics including transport planning and survey methods, transport economics, geographical information systems, traffic control and systems, and transport policy and the environment.
The Master of Transport Management/ Master of Urban and Regional Planning award course is a path-breaking initiative in cross-disciplinary postgraduate education between the Faculties of Economics and Business and Architecture.
www.usyd.edu.au /handbooks/economics_business/11_16_transport.shtml   (2057 words)

 ::: husdal.com ::: Books - Transport Network Reliability   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It covers various aspects of transport network reliability, such as definitions and methodological developments for reliability indices, behavioural analysis under uncertainty, evaluation methods for the disaster resistance of transport networks, and simulation/observation of travel time reliability.
The issues addressed in the book is not the reliability of individual network components, like bridges or tunnels, which is of course an interesting topic in its own right, but rather the reliability of the network as a whole when parts of it are not performing well.
The transport networks of large conurbation's are constantly subjected to disruptions due to accidents, road or rail works, adverse weather, building works, demonstrations, terrorist incidents, etc. The book deals with crucial issues relating to the measurement of reliability, traveler decision-making under uncertainty, the provision of information to travelers, and design of transportation networks.
www.husdal.com /shop/network_reliability.htm   (313 words)

 The International Transport Research Documentation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) is a bibliographic transport research database that contains more than 300 000 bibliographical references on transport research literature in OECD and non-OECD countries.
Any transport research institute that would be interested in joining the ITRD scheme is welcome to contact the OECD/RTR Secretariat.
TRANSPORT is available on the basis of a yearly subscription.
www.oecd.org /document/22/0,2340,en_2649_34351_2742934_1_1_1_1,00.html   (762 words)

 Transport Economics and Transport Engineering
The DST - at that time VBD - was founded in 1954, initially for the sole purpose of acting as a towing tank, and was extended by the transport economics and transport engineering departments in 1992.
Various questions concerning the development potential of inland navigation as part of multi-modal transport concepts were dealt with in a series of DST projects.
In addition to basic studies on development trends in container transport (containers/swap bodies), these projects also investigated concepts for using oversized vessels on the Rhine or for using smaller, but faster vessels to navigate tributaries and canals.
www.vbd.uni-duisburg.de /company/verwirtech_e.shtml   (511 words)

 Transport Economics
The aim of the course is to help the student develop an understanding of the economic structure of the transport industry at the micro and macro levels.
identify the cost structure associated with the various modes of transport and the issues that affect the pricing behaviour of those firms involved in the provision of transport services.
be able to identify whether a transport firms financial profile is in line with the industry expectations for that mode.
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Transport is a major industry in its own right but also supplies importa= nt inputs into other sectors.
Transport is not wanted in its own right but is linked to the need for movement by firms and individuals.
Transport infrastructure is generally expensive, long-lived, environment= ally intrusive and inflexible.
www.gmu.edu /departments/mpp/course/syllabi/01fa/p721.htm   (1646 words)

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