This unique book examines the role of institutions in transport regulation within a sustainability and comparative Trans-Atlantic framework.
With contributions from leading experts in the field, three areas of analysis are provided: barriers to implementation of reforms, regulatory issues and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). The discussion on barriers focuses on political and public acceptance, as well as equity and environmental justice. Regulatory reform analyses include comparative discussions of railroad and airline deregulation in North America and Europe which are complimented with analyses of EU integration and transport regulation for sustainability, transport pricing and inter country competition. Finally, infrastructure finance and evaluation frameworks for PPP form the topical focus for a comprehensive assessment of PPP within the transport sector.
Scholars and advanced students in engineering, public policy, planning, policy and international business will find Institutions and Sustainable Transport of great interest, as will national and sub-national transport senior planners and policy advisors in Europe and North America, and analysts and strategic planners for logistics organizations.
Edited by the late Piet Rietveld, former Professor of Transport Economics, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Roger R. Stough, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University, US
Contents: Preface 1. Institutions and Regulatory Reform in Transport: An Introduction Piet Rietveld and Roger R. Stough PART I: BARRIERS TO IMPLEMENTATION IN TRANSPORT 2. Making Sustainable Transport Politically and Publicly Acceptable: Lessons from the EU, USA and Canada David Banister, John Pucher and Martin Lee-Gosselin 3. Equity and Environmental Justice in Sustainable Transportation: Toward a Research Agenda Elizabeth Deakin 4. Successes and Failures in Innovations Toward Sustainable Transport Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh, Eveline S. van Leeuwen, Frans H. Oosterhuis, Piet Rietveld and Erik T. Verhoef 5. US and European Responses to Uncertainty About Intelligent Transportation Systems: A Comparative Analysis Jonathan L. Gifford and Vincent Marchau PART II: REGULATORY REFORM 6. Rail Reform in Europe: Issues and Research Needs Chris Nash and Cesar Rivera-Trujillo 7. US Railroad Productivity and Deregulation: A Brief Summary of Findings John D. Bitzan 8. Airlines: Sustainable Development in a Transatlantic Context Kenneth Button 9. Integration: An Instrument for Sustainability of Urban Mobility Systems Rosario Macario 10. Transport Pricing when Several Governments Compete for Transport Tax Revenue Bruno De Borger and Stef Proost PART III: PUBLIC-PRIVATE COOPERATION 11. Public and Private Roles in Transport Network Development Steve Lockwood 12. Private Sector Finance of Transport Infrastructure: Progress and Prospects Roger Vickerman 13. A Framework for Assessing Public-Private Partnerships David Levinson, Reinaldo C. Garcia and Kathy Carlson Index