1. Transport Economics, Management and Policy series

    Series editor: Kenneth Button, George Mason University, US

    The aim of this series is to provide original material and up-to-date synthesis of the state of modern transport analysis. The coverage embraces all conventional modes of transport but also includes contributions from important related fields such as urban and regional planning and telecommunications where they interface with transport. The books draw from many disciplines and some cross disciplinary boundaries.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 26
  1. The Evaluation of Complex Infrastructure Projects

    The Evaluation of Complex Infrastructure Projects

    Lasse Gerrits, Stefan Verweij
    Infrastructure projects are notoriously hard to manage so it is important that society learns from the successes and mistakes made over time. However, most evaluation methods run into a conundrum: either they cover a large number of projects but have little to say about their details, or they focus on detailed single-case studies with little in terms of applicability elsewhere. This book presents Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) as an alternative evaluation method that solves the conundrum to enhance learning. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  2. The Economics and Political Economy of Transportation Security

    The Economics and Political Economy of Transportation Security

    Kenneth Button
    In this clear and observant book, Kenneth Button provides an overview of the economics and political economy of transport security, considering its policy from an economic perspective. His analysis applies micro-economic theory to transport issues, supporting and enhancing the larger framework of our knowledge about personal, industrial, and national security. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  3. Institutional Reform of Air Navigation Service Providers

    Institutional Reform of Air Navigation Service Providers

    Rui Neiva
    Institutional Reform of Air Navigation Service Providers deals with the changes that have taken place in this major, technologically progressive industry as many countries moved away from direct provision by the government to forms of corporate or private provision. The author provides an up-to-date institutional and economic analysis of air navigation service providers’ efforts to reform their governance and funding structures under these changes. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  4. Transport and Ethics

    Transport and Ethics

    Bert van Wee
    This insightful book discusses the use of Cost–Benefit Analysis (CBA) for transport policy options from an ethical perspective. Each detailed chapter deals with issues such as: the use and ethical aspects of CBA in transport, social exclusion, the environment and long term sustainability, safety, ethics of research and modelling transport. It summarizes ethics-based critics on CBA and discusses their relevance for accessibility, the environment and safety. In addition it explores ethical dilemmas of doing CBAs and CBA related research. The book concludes with possible avenues for further exploring the links between transport and ethics. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  5. New Developments in Transport Planning

    New Developments in Transport Planning

    Edited by Chris M.J. Tampere, Francesco Viti, Lambertus H. (Ben) Immers
    Traffic assignment is a set of criteria through which the demand for mobility is distributed over the links of a transport network. Over the last 30 years, Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) models have been developed to support time-dependent analyses in nascent fields that need to take into account the temporal distribution of demand and supply. In this book, leading international experts in the field provide a state-of-the-art overview of fundamental DTA research and practice, identifying weaknesses and major challenges for future research. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  6. The Future of Intermodal Freight Transport

    The Future of Intermodal Freight Transport

    Edited by Rob Konings, Hugo Priemus, Peter Nijkamp
    This book explores the great challenge of increasing the scope of intermodal freight transport. In view of the current dominant role of road transport and the increasing difficulties in coping with a growing number of vehicles in an efficient and sustainable way, intermodal freight transport could be considered a viable alternative. However, the book makes recognition of the fact that there is still a need to improve the performance of the intermodal transport system. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  7. North American Freight Transportation

    North American Freight Transportation

    Mary R. Brooks
    Heightened awareness of North America’s vulnerability to terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11 has precipitated a crisis for transport suppliers and cargo owners, one that jeopardizes economic prosperity. Mary Brooks examines one industry sector of the North American economic relationship – transportation services – from the perspectives of transport supplier, cargo owner and policymaker. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  8. Port Privatisation

    Port Privatisation

    Edited by James Reveley, Malcolm Tull
    The transformation of public ports into commercially orientated and profitable entities is occurring apace in the Asia-Pacific region. This timely book is the first to take a regional perspective on port reform and port privatisation. A range of countries is examined, including China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. The book’s contributors are academic specialists in the fields of port economics and management, whose country studies illustrate a variety of port privatisation methods and outcomes in an economically, politically and culturally diverse region connected by extensive maritime trade networks. Significantly, the book concludes that privatisation of ports is an important but far from universal approach to reforming the region’s ports. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  9. Decision-Making on Mega-Projects

    Decision-Making on Mega-Projects

    Edited by Hugo Priemus, Bent Flyvbjerg, Bert van Wee
    This book enlarges the understanding of decision-making on mega-projects and suggest recommendations for a more effective, efficient and democratic approach. Authors from different scientific disciplines address various aspects of the decision-making process, such as management characteristics and cost–benefit analysis, planning and innovation and competition and institutions. The subject matter is highly diverse, but certain questions remain at the forefront. For example, how do we deal with protracted preparation processes, how do we tackle risks and uncertainties, and how can we best divide the risks and responsibilities among the private and public players throughout the different phases of the project? Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  10. Globalized Freight Transport

    Globalized Freight Transport

    Edited by Thomas R. Leinbach, Cristina Capineri
    The worldwide movement of freight has emerged as one of the most critical and dynamic aspects of the transport sector. The contributors to this study examine the current state of global freight transport, with an emphasis on Europe and North America and their extra-regional linkages. These original contributions synthesize existing knowledge, highlight new developments, problems and possible solutions, and underscore the need for further research. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  11. Structural Change in Transportation and Communications in the Knowledge Society

    Structural Change in Transportation and Communications in the Knowledge Society

    Edited by Kiyoshi Kobayashi, T. R. Lakshmanan, William P. Anderson
    The transformation of the world economy from a system of nations trading materials-intensive goods to a system of seamless global networks for information-intensive goods and services has created the need for a comprehensive restructuring of transportation and communications activities. The contributors – transportation and communications analysts from Japan and the United States – address this restructuring from a variety of perspectives ranging from theoretical treatments of the role of information in the economy to applications of communications technologies for the collection of travel data. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 173.00   Web: $ 155.70
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  12. Competition in the Railway Industry

    Competition in the Railway Industry

    Edited by José A. Gómez-Ibáñez, Ginés de Rus
    Numerous countries have attempted to improve the performance of their railways by introducing more competition, but there is fierce debate and no consensus on how this is best achieved. This book reveals how railways were an obvious target for reform because they were often losing traffic and money, and because the government was typically deeply involved as either owner or regulator. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. Telecommunications, Transportation and Location

    Telecommunications, Transportation and Location

    Kenneth Button, Roger R. Stough, Michelle Bragg, Samantha Taylor
    Telecommunications, Transportation and Location contains both sytheses and interpretations of what others have found in regard to these interactions as well as new work that extends earlier findings. The material is presented in a rigorous yet accessible manner to open it to a wide audience of practitioners concerned with policy-making within various levels of government and within private business. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  14. The Future of Automated Freight Transport

    The Future of Automated Freight Transport

    Edited by Rob Konings, Hugo Priemus, Peter Nijkamp
    This book explores the many challenges faced by the development and implementation of automated freight transport systems. It offers a unique overview of current applications, developments and future perspectives. The subject of automation is not covered extensively in the existing literature on freight transport and this book aims to fill the gap. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  15. Cost–Benefit Analysis and Evolutionary Computing

    Cost–Benefit Analysis and Evolutionary Computing

    John H.E. Taplin, Min Qiu, Vivian K. Salim, Renlong Han
    This book systematically addresses the issue of interdependence between road projects in a network, when prioritising and scheduling road expansion and maintenance. The book presents substantial applications for both rural and urban projects and to the optimization of maintenance. The authors confirm the extreme sensitivity to project timing but also show that solutions with almost equal net present values may have dissimilar work schedules. One of these may be selected on environmental or other grounds without losing road user benefits. They go on to explore and demonstrate the issues associated with the integration of evolutionary computing techniques, transport modelling and cost–benefit analysis to achieve an optimal road investment timetable. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  16. Globalisation, Policy and Shipping

    Globalisation, Policy and Shipping

    Evangelia Selkou, Michael Roe
    The international shipping industry is the largest logistics provider in the world and is responsible for carrying around 95% of all freight products, including a large proportion of politically sensitive cargoes of crude oil. This book represents the first contemporary analysis of a number of significant and inter-related themes concerning the international shipping industry and its development in the context of increasing globalisation and supra-nationalism. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  17. European Union Port Policy

    European Union Port Policy

    Constantinos I. Chlomoudis, Athanasios A. Pallis
    A coherent common EU wide port policy has not yet been achieved, but the authors of this book argue that it has a major role to play in European integration and that its significance in this context is set to increase. European Union Port Policy assesses the progress that has been made towards a comprehensive policy framework, reviewing the impact of both historical and contemporary policy initiatives – such as the recent ‘port package’ – before forecasting expected developments in policy making and the prospects of successfully achieving a single port policy. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  18. Financing Transportation Networks

    Financing Transportation Networks

    David M. Levinson
    Pollution, alternative fuels, congestion, intelligent transportation systems, and the shift from construction to maintenance all call for a reconsideration of the existing highway revenue mechanisms, especially the gas tax. David Levinson explores the fundamental theoretical basis of highway finance, in particular the use of tolls, and supports that theory with empirical evidence. The author examines highway finance from the perspective of individual jurisdictions and travellers, and considers their interactions rather than specifying a single optimal solution. Congestion pricing has long been a goal of transportation economists, who believe it will result in a more efficient use of resources. Levinson argues that if the governance were to become more decentralized, and collection costs continue to drop, tolls could return to prominence as the preferred means of financing roads for both local and intercity travel. An approach that creates the local winners necessary to implement road pricing is required before it can be expected to become widespread. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  19. Travel Behaviour

    Travel Behaviour

    Edited by Eliahu Stern, IIan Salomon, Piet H.L. Bovy
    Travel Behaviour is a challenging and original volume, adding to the growing literature focusing on understanding transportation systems. The book capitalises on actual scientific and applied developments in Europe, the importance of EC policies and the resultant trend in studying differences between North American and European research. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  20. Transportation Networks and the Optimal Location of Human Activities

    Transportation Networks and the Optimal Location of Human Activities

    Isabelle Thomas
    The relationship between the shape of transportation networks and the optimal locations and allocations of human activities is examined in this unique volume. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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