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Turning the Corner. A Reader in Contemporary Transport Policy

  • ID: 2249761
  • Book
  • May 2004
  • 220 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This Reader provides a critical review of British transport policy since the Labour Government came into office in 1997 and looks at possible solutions to Britain s ongoing transport problems. It brings together the best recent articles on transport from the quarterly
Public Money & Management, now revised and updated, with specially–written additional studies.

The readings are a source of well–informed opinion and ideas on topics such as private–public partnerships, delivering a sustainable transport policy, new opportunities for the railways, and evaluating the Government s Ten Year Plan for transport. They are written by leading practitioners and academics, and contain much original research material. Throughout, the emphasis is on critical discussion of how policies are being delivered in practice, and on constructive ideas for improvement.

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Part I: Policy and Planning Issues.

1. Introduction: Transport Policy in Uncertain Times. (Francis Terry).

2. Solving Congestion. (Phil Goodwin).

3. Greater London Growing or Shrinking A Discussion. (Terence Bendixson).

4. Climate Change and a Sustainable Transport Policy. (Mayer Hillman).

5. Bringing Buses up to Standard. (Stephen Joseph).

6. The Impact of Evidence on Transport Policy–Making: the Case of Road Construction. (Francis Terry).

7. Cars in the Landscape: Some Undefined Questions for Transport Policy. (Reg Harman).

8. Sustainable Transport Policy: the Contribution from Behavioural Scientists. (Linda Steg).

9. Crossing London: Overcoming Obstacles to Crossrail. (Stephen Glaister and Tony Travers).

Part II: Finance and Management Issues.

10. Railpolitik: The Financial Realities of Operating Britain s National Railways. (Jean Shaoul).

11. Transport, Tax–Payers and the Treasury. (Don Riley).

12. Past Abuses and Future Uses of Private Finance and Public–Private Partnerships in Transport. (Stephen Glaister).

13. Realising the New Opportunity for the Railways. (Tony Bolden and Reg Harman).

14. A Financial Appraisal of the London Underground Public–Private Partnership. (Jean Shaoul).

15. Regulatory Control of the Track Access Charges of Railtrack plc. (John Stittle).

16. Delivering Better Transport? An Evaluation of the Ten–Year Plan for the Railway Industry: Gerald Crompton and Robert Jupe.

17. The Company Response to Government Policies on Transport. (John Elliott).


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Francis Terry
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