International Trade and Transportation Infrastructure Development: Experiences in North America and Europe examines the impact of trade agreements, such as the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the European Union Customs Union, and their relationship to transportation systems and infrastructure in member countries. It analyzes historical trade by mode, evaluating modal shifts due to trade policy and disputes, and their implications for all involved nations. This book also examines both supply and demand trends, reviewing transportation processes, and the stakeholders involved. Capacity development, funding mechanisms, and operational characteristics of each mode are detailed in relation to the policies that influence them. The book reviews recent trends and the impact of disruptive technologies, as well as future potential regulatory changes, with relation to upcoming infrastructure plans, project funding, and operations.
This book is an ideal reference for transportation practitioners involved in planning, feasibility studies, consultation and policy for international transportation systems or infrastructure. Academic researchers and graduate students in transportation planning, international relations, and trade will also find this book useful.
- Compiles in one source up-to-date insights on important public transport themes, issues, and debates
- Examines a wide range of public transport topics in the multidisciplinary fields of economics, policy, operations, and planning
- Bridges the gap between scientific research and policy implementation
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Part I 1. Trade and Transportation Relationship
Part II 2. Trade Evolution in North America 3. U.S./Mexico and U.S./Canada Trade Demand 4. Transportation Infrastructure in North America (Transportation Supply)
Part III 5. Trade and Transportation Evolution in the European Union 6. Trade Demand in the EU 7. Transportation corridor infrastructure planning and funding in the European Union
Part IV 8. Future Outlook
Juan Villa is Research Scientist and Manager Latin America for the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) based in Mexico City, where he is responsible for performing research in freight transportation, logistics, and trade. He is a researcher with 39 years of experience in the U.S., Europe, Mexico, and other Latin American counties. Villa serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, and is the Chair of the Transportation Research Board International Trade and Transportation Committee. He has been published in several journals, including Elsevier's Research in Transportation Business and Management and Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
Maria Boile is Professor at the Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus; Director of Research at the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), Greece; and Senior Research Scientist, CAIT, Rutgers University, NJ, United States.Her research interest and expertise is in the areas of passenger and freight intermodal transport system modeling, freight and maritime logistics, port and inland terminal operations and management. She has authored and co-authored 12 book chapters and over 170 scientific journal and conference articles, including in Elsevier's Research in Transportation Business and Management, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, and Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.
Sotiris Theofanis is the Chairman of the BoD and Chief Executive Officer of the privatized Thessaloniki Port Authority SA and Member of the BoD of the South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki (SEGT) Ltd. An internationally acknowledged expert and manager in the fields of freight transportation; logistics; and ports. Former Expert; Head of Unit; and acting Director for Ports with the Ministry of Merchant Marine, Greece (1985-1999). He is former Chief Executive Officer of Thessaloniki Port Authority SA, Greece (1999-2002) and Chairman of the BoD and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Piraeus Port Authority SA, Greece (2002-2004). He led the efforts for the restructuring and listing of the two port companies in the Athens Stock Exchange. He is also Former Director, Freight and Maritime Program (FMP) (2006-2012) at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), Rutgers University, United States. He is currently Senior Research Scientist at CAIT, Rutgers University.