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A Research Agenda for Transport Policy

Edited by John Stanley and David A. Hensher, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Business School, The University of Sydney, Australia
Everyone has an opinion on transport: it significantly affects daily lives. This book highlights key transport opportunities and challenges, and identifies research requirements to inform policy discussion and support better societal outcomes. It does this by scanning across modes, continents, technologies and socio-economic settings, looking for common threads, points of difference and opportunities to make a difference. The book should appeal to prospective post-graduate students, professionals in transport and related fields, and those interested in better places and good discussions.
Extent: c 240 pp
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Publication Date: June 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78897 019 8
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Transport
  • Environment
  • Transport
  • Geography
  • Transport Geography/Mobilities
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Policy
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Transport
Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

Transport significantly affects everyday life in our modern world. Highlighting key challenges and opportunities, this Research Agenda identifies current and future themes that are central to both research and practice in the transport sector. With chapters written by eminent scholars and practitioners, it provides readers with a state-of-the art analysis of the topic.

This Research Agenda identifies areas of research required to inform transport policy development that will in turn support improved societal outcomes. Chapters examine transport policy from a range of different viewpoints, offering insights into socio-economic environments, the importance of technology, and the differing approaches to transport policy across five continents. Transport is on the cusp of major transformation, and such disruptive change demands the broad, integrated approach that this Research Agenda provides.

Written in a non-technical style, this book will appeal to transport policy practitioners, looking to improve current infrastructure to better suit the needs of the future. Public policy and geography scholars focusing on the impact and importance of transport will also find this to be a valuable read.
‘Collectively the chapters summarise the state of the art, identify areas of challenge and set out a wide-ranging research agenda to inform the major components of transport policy, at various geographic scales, drawing on the views and experiences of an impressive range of internationally leading academics and practitioners. A rich source of research topics and insights.’
– Peter Jones, University College London, UK

'By systematically analysing issues, modes and regions, a collection of world-leading academics suggest how transport policy researchers should respond to the disruptions posed to the global transport system by shared mobility, next generation vehicles, digital technologies and unprecedented economic, demographic and environmental change. The future of transport policy research is here, in all its intriguing complexity.'
– John Preston, University of Southampton, UK

‘This book is essential reading for designing research relevant to the mobility challenges of the 21st century. It is remarkably comprehensive, probing contemporary issues across all modes and regions of the world. Its attention to disruptive technologies, safety, and new mobility platforms on land, air, and sea is a plus.’
– Robert Cervero, University of California, Berkeley, US
Contributors include: D. Banister, M. Bell, J. Bushell, B. Collins, R. De Cani, R. Garg, S. Greaves, D. Hensher, R. Hickman, D. Johnson, M. Locke, R. Mácario, G. Marsden, A. McKinnon, H. Meersman, R. Merkert, C. Mulley, M. Munizaga, C. Nash, J. Nelson,H. Peck, J. Petrunic, M. Roschlau, G. Santos, C. Standen, J. Stanley, A. Tirachini, E. van de Voorde, J. Walters, F. Yamamoto, J. Zhang
Contents:

Part I Introduction
1. Setting the context
John Stanley and David Hensher

Part II Societal goals-based perspectives
2. Transport economics
David Hensher

3. Social perspectives: Transport as if people mattered
Janet Stanley

4. Transport and the environment
Robin Hickman and David Banister

5. Transport governance
Greg Marsden

6. Road transport infrastructure funding
Georgina Santos

Part III Modal perspectives
7. Public transport
Chris Nash and Daniel Johnson

8. Active transport perspectives
Stephen Greaves and Christopher Standen

9. The future of urban roads
Richard de Cani, Ritu Garg and Harrison Peck

10. A maritime research agenda in transport policy
Michael Bell

11. Long-distance transport service sustainability: Management and policy directions from the airline perspective
Rico Merkert and James Bushell

12. Freight transport and logistics
Alan McKinnon

Part IV Regional Perspectives
13. North America
Michael Roschlau and Josipa Petrunic

14. South America: The challenge of transition
Alejandro Tirachini

15. European Union and United Kingdom: Research roadmap for transport policy
Rosário Macário, Hilde Meersman and Eddy van de Voorde

16. Transport policies in Asia
Junyi Zhang and Fuyo (Jenny) Yamamoto

17. Africa
Jackie Walters

18. Australia
John Stanley

Part V Policy perspectives on future transport

19. The future of big projects: Lessons from Australia
Martin Locke

20. Transport technology
Brian Collins

21. Intelligent Mobility and Mobility as a Service
Corinne Mulley, John Nelson and David Hensher

22. Big data and transport
Marcela A. Munizaga

Index