The Transport System and Transport Policy

An Introduction

Edited by Bert van Wee, Professor of Transport Policy, Delft University of Technology and Scientific Director, TRAIL Research School, the Netherlands, Jan Anne Annema, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and David Banister, University of Oxford, UK

Transport impacts on people and businesses in many different ways, and presents some of the key problems that decision-makers need to address. This comprehensive textbook introduces the transport system in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, bringing together the myriad and often conflicting components of transport.

‘College-level readers seeking a multidisciplinary introduction into transport systems will find this a solid introduction on how transport impacts people and businesses alike. . . Highly recommended as an excellent and detailed college-level study.’
– Midwest Book Review

‘This very interesting book provides an excellent multi-disciplinary introduction into the functioning of transport systems and the interaction with their environments.’
– Erik Verhoef, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

‘The editors of this important book have clearly identified that few writings on transport treat the transport system as a whole. Implicit in this is a need for a genuinely multidisciplinary approach. An impressive list of contributors ensures that the book draws on the latest research whilst providing new insights into some of the key challenges facing transport students and researchers, transport providers and policy makers.’
– Roger Vickerman, University of Kent, UK

‘Since ancient times transportation has brought our world together. But the need for connectivity and accessibility in a spatially differentiated world has prompted the emergence of very complex transportation systems. This book offers a fresh and operational contribution to a better understanding of the complexity and manageability of a mobile world, by addressing in a balanced way both conceptual and applied or policy aspects of modern transportation systems.’
– Peter Nijkamp, Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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