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Turning the Corner : A Reader in Contemporary Transport Policy - Francis Terry

Turning the Corner

A Reader in Contemporary Transport Policy


Published: 16th July 2004
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This Reader provides a critical review of British transport policy since the Labour Government came into office in 1997 and looks at possible solutions to Britain’s ongoing transport problems.

  • An authoritative reader providing a critical review of recent British transport policies.
  • Looks at possible solutions to Britain’s ongoing transport problems.

  • A source of well-informed opinion and ideas on topics such as private-public partnerships, delivering a sustainable transport policy, and new opportunities for the railways.
  • Written by leading practitioners and academics.

Part I: Policy and Planning Issues.

1. Introduction: Transport Policy in Uncertain Times. (Francis Terry).

2. Solving Congestion. (Phil Goodwin).

3. Greater London ? Growing or Shrinking ? A Discussion. (Terence Bendixson).

4. Climate Change and a Sustainable Transport Policy. (Mayer Hillman).

5. Bringing Buses up to Standard. (Stephen Joseph).

6. The Impact of Evidence on Transport Policy-Making: the Case of Road Construction. (Francis Terry).

7. Cars in the Landscape: Some Undefined Questions for Transport Policy. (Reg Harman).

8. Sustainable Transport Policy: the Contribution from Behavioural Scientists. (Linda Steg).

9. Crossing London: Overcoming Obstacles to Crossrail. (Stephen Glaister and Tony Travers).

Part II: Finance and Management Issues.

10. Railpolitik: The Financial Realities of Operating Britain?s National Railways. (Jean Shaoul).

11. Transport, Tax-Payers and the Treasury. (Don Riley).

12. Past Abuses and Future Uses of Private Finance and Public-Private Partnerships in Transport. (Stephen Glaister).

13. Realising the New Opportunity for the Railways. (Tony Bolden and Reg Harman).

14. A Financial Appraisal of the London Underground Public-Private Partnership. (Jean Shaoul).

15. Regulatory Control of the Track Access Charges of Railtrack plc. (John Stittle).

16. Delivering Better Transport? An Evaluation of the Ten-Year Plan for the Railway Industry: Gerald Crompton and Robert Jupe.

17. The Company Response to Government Policies on Transport. (John Elliott).


ISBN: 9781405119153
ISBN-10: 1405119152
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 16th July 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.54 x 17.07  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1