Introduction to Transport Policy

A Public Policy View

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Introduction to Transport Policy: A Public Policy View

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This comprehensive and accessible textbook introduces the basic concepts of transport policy and decision-making to students of transport policy, transport planning, urban transport, transport evaluation and public policy.

It presents the foundations and rationale of transport policy, incorporating a review of the policy formulation process and models of decision-making appropriate to public sector policy-makers. Topics covered include:

- The basics of transport planning and traffic theory deemed necessary to understand policy implications of issues including congestion, safety and parking.
- Potential solutions to problems such as road user charges, travel demand management, voluntary travel behavior change, transport system management and public transport investment.
- Prescriptions for technological change.
- Discussion of the need for an integrated land transport policy along with a case study to illustrate how this might be developed for a typical metropolitan area.

Contents: 1. Introduction 2. History of Transport with Policy Implications 3. Policy Needs and Policy Processes 4. Economic and Sustainability Foundations 5. Traffic Theory and Transport Planning Foundations 6. Social Exclusion 7. Tackling the Externalities - Environment 8. Tackling the Externalities - Health and Safety 9. Tackling the Externalities - Congestion 10. Tackling the Externalities - Fuels and Technology 11. Agglomeration and Other Wider Economic Benefits 12. Road User Charges 13. Potential Solutions - Public Transport Investment and Technology 14. Potential Solutions - TSM, TDM, VTBC, etc 15. Goods Movement 16. An Integrated Land Use/Transport Policy

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