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Urban Transport

Edited by the late Piet Rietveld, former Professor of Transport Economics, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Kenneth Button, University Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, US and Peter Nijkamp, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands and the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iasi, Iasi, Romania
Urban Transport reprints the most important papers in the field of transport that have a special focus on urban issues. It is in urban areas that many transportation problems are most acute.
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Publication Date: 2003
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Transport
  • Environment
  • Environmental Economics
  • Transport
  • Urban and Regional Studies
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Urban Transport reprints the most important papers in the field of transport that have a special focus on urban issues. It is in urban areas that many transportation problems are most acute.

In this collection attention is paid amongst others to: transport demand, supply of public transport services and external costs of transport (environmental problems, congestion). Also policy aspects such as urban transport policy and deregulation are covered. In addition a number of specific topics such as parking, non-motorised transport modes and urban transport in developing countries are included.

Urban Transport will be of interest for anybody involved in academic and applied research in the field of transport, from various disciplinary backgrounds (civil engineering, economics, transport planning, urban planning, environmental sciences). It is precisely because of the broad range of disciplines involved that a collection of classic articles will prove to be useful for many readers.
‘The latest volume in the Edward Elgar series on classic papers tackles urban transport analysis. 37 papers have been selected to cover some of the key economic aspects of demand, supply of public transport, external costs, policy (including deregulation and investment criteria), and other issues (including history, parking, ICT and developing countries). It is always a welcome reminder to reflect on the past contributions to transport analysis, as many of the current concerns have clear antecedents in the thinking of the last 50 years. Interestingly, only minor contributions came from the 1950s to the 1970s (9 papers), with the major inputs being selected in the 1980s and 1990s. This demonstrates that classic contributions to transport analysis are relatively young and that the subject area is still accepting new methods and ideas. This volume provides a retrospective benchmark from which to further build into the new century.’
– David Banister, University College London, UK
37 articles, dating from 1958 to 1996
Contributors include: R. Arnott, S. Glaister, P.B. Goodwin, D.A. Hensher, D. McFadden, H. Mohring, D. Newbery, T.H. Oum, K.A. Small, R.J. Smeed
Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction Piet Rietveld, Kenneth Button and Peter Nijkamp
PART I TRAVEL DEMAND
1. Kenneth Train and Daniel McFadden (1978), ‘The Goods/Leisure Tradeoff and Disaggregate Work Trip Mode Choice Models’
2. Lester Johnson and David Hensher (1982), ‘Application of Multinomial Probit to a Two-period Panel Data Set’
3. Tae Hoon Oum, W.G. Waters II and Jong-Say Yong (1992), ‘Concepts of Price Elasticities of Transport Demand and Recent Empirical Estimates: An Interpretive Survey’
4. Thomas F. Golob, Martin J. Beckmann and Yacov Zahavi (1981), ‘A Utility-theory Travel Demand Model Incorporating Travel Budgets’
5. P.B. Goodwin (1981), ‘The Usefulness of Travel Budgets’
6. Richard E. Quandt and William J. Baumol (1966), ‘The Demand for Abstract Transport Modes: Theory and Measurement’
7. M.E. Beesley (1965), ‘The Value of Time Spent in Travelling: Some New Evidence’
8. C.J. Oort (1969), ‘The Evaluation of Travelling Time’
PART II THE SUPPLY OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES
9. Douglas W. Caves, Laurits R. Christensen and Michael W. Tretheway (1980), ‘Flexible Cost Functions for Multiproduct Firms’
10. Joseph Berechman and Genevieve Giuliano (1985), ‘Economies of Scale in Bus Transit: A Review of Concepts and Evidence’
11. Xuehao Chu, Gordon J. Fielding and Bruce W. Lamar (1992), ‘Measuring Transit Performance Using Data Envelopment Analysis’
12. Ralph Turvey and Herbert Mohring (1975), ‘Optimal Bus Fares’
13. Jan Owen Jansson (1980), ‘A Simple Bus Line Model for Optimisation of Service Frequency and Bus Size’
14. R.H. Oldfield and P.H. Bly (1988), ‘An Analytic Investigation of Optimal Bus Size’
15. Stephen Glaister and David Lewis (1978), ‘An Integrated Fares Policy for Transport in London’
PART III THE EXTERNAL COSTS OF TRANSPORT
16. R. Arnott, A. de Palma and R. Lindsey (1990), ‘Departure Time and Route Choice for the Morning Commute’
17. Erik T. Verhoef, Peter Nijkamp and Piet Rietveld (1996), ‘Second-Best Congestion Pricing: The Case of an Untolled Alternative’
18. P.B. Goodwin (1989), ‘The "Rule of Three": A Possible Solution to the Political Problem of Competing Objectives for Road Pricing’
19. Kenneth A. Small (1992), ‘Using the Revenues from Congestion Pricing’
20. Inge Mayeres, Sara Ochelen and Stef Proost (1966), ‘The Marginal External Costs of Urban Transport’
21. Kenneth A. Small and Camilla Kazimi (1995), ‘On the Costs of Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles’
22. Ulf Persson and Knut Ödegaard (1995), ‘External Cost Estimates of Road Traffic Accidents: An International Comparison’
23. M.W. Jones-Lee, M. Hammerton and P.R. Philips (1985), ‘The Value of Safety: Results of a National Sample Survey’
24. David M. Newbery (1988), ‘Road User Charges in Britain’
PART IV TRANSPORT POLICY, DEREGULATION AND INVESTMENT CRITERIA
25. David A. Hensher (1979), ‘Formulating an Urban Passenger Transport Policy: A Re-appraisal of Some Elements’
26. Harry T. Dimitriou (1990), ‘Transport Problems of Third World Cities’
27. Clifford Winston (1991), ‘Efficient Transportation Infrastructure Policy’
28. Kenneth Button (1988), ‘Contestability in the UK Bus Industry, Experience Goods and Economies of Experience’
29. Sergio R. Jara-Díaz and Terry L. Friesz (1982), ‘Measuring the Benefits Derived from a Transportation Investment’
30. Herbert Mohring (1993), ‘Maximizing, Measuring, and Not Double Counting Transportation-Improvement Benefits: A Primer on Closed- and Open-economy Cost–benefit Analysis’
PART V CAPITA SELECTA: HISTORY OF URBAN TRANSPORT, PARKING, I.C.T., LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
31. Colin Clark (1958), ‘Transport – Maker and Breaker of Cities’
32. R.J. Smeed (1964), ‘The Traffic Problem in Towns: A Review of Possible Long Term Solutions’
33. Amihai Glazer and Esko Niskanen (1992), ‘Parking Fees and Congestion’
34. Richard Arnott, Andre de Palma and Robin Lindsey (1991), ‘A Temporal and Spatial Equilibrium Analysis of Commuter Parking’
35. Ilan Salomon (1986), ‘Telecommunications and Travel Relationships: A Review’
36. Harry T. Dimitriou (1990), ‘The Urban Transport Planning Process: Its Evolution and Application to Third World Cities’
37. Jun-Meng Yang (1985), ‘Bicycle Traffic in China’
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