Transport is debated by many, and liberalization processes, transport policy, transport and climate change and increased competition between transport modes are the subject of heated discussion. Smart Transport Networks illustrates that whether concerning road, water, rail or air, knowledge on the structure of transport markets is crucial in order to tackle transport issues. The book therefore explores key factors concerning the structure of transport markets, their environmental impact, and questions why decision makers often fail to tackle transport-related problems.
Three of the key factors that underpin the relationship between transport and society are analysed in detail from a variety of perspectives, each with an empirical focus: market structure and the allocation mechanisms at work; sustainability, encompassing the characteristics of the physical environment, the availability of natural resources and the effects of transport activities; and decision making, detailing transport policy and attempts to change transport systems. Practical guidelines on how to effectively deal with complex transport issues are also presented.
This book will prove an important resource read for academics, researchers, and students with an interest in economics - particularly transport and public sector economics, geography and regional and urban studies. Policy makers and planners in the fields of transport, environment and regional planning will also find this book to be an invaluable reference tool.
Edited by Thomas Vanoutrive and Ann Verhetsel, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Contents: Preface 1. Classifying Transport Studies Using Three Dimensions of Society: Market Structure, Sustainability and Decision Making Thomas Vanoutrive and Ann Verhetsel 2. Nothing Remains the Same! Port Competition Revisited Hilde Meersman, Eddy Van de Voorde and Thierry Vanelslander 3. Climate Change Adaptation and Transport: A Review Piet Rietveld 4. Handling Biases in Forecasting when Making Transportation Policy Kenneth Button and Brien Benson 5. The Functional Spaces of Major European Forwarding Ports: Study of Competition for Trade Bound to the United States Mona Kashiha and Jean-Claude Thill 6. Persistence of Profits in the Container Liner Shipping Industry Christa Sys 7. Modal Accessibility Disparity to Terminals and its Effect on the Competitiveness of HST versus Air Transport Juan Carlos Garcia-Palomares, Javier Gutierrez, Juan Carlos Martin and Concepcion Roman 8. Modelling the Extended Gateway Concept in Port Hinterland Container Logistics Fedele Iannone 9. Rising Car User Costs: Comparing Aggregated and Geo-spatial Impacts on Travel Demand and Air Pollutant Emissions Benjamin Kickhofer, Friederike Hulsmann, Regine Gerike and Kai Nagel 10. Mixture-Amount Experiments for Measuring Consumer Preferences of Energy-saving Adaptation Strategies: Principles and Illustration Dujuan Yang, Gamze Dane and Harry J.P. Timmermans 11. Smart Governance and the Management of Sustainable Mobility: An Illustration of the Application of Policy Integration and Transition Management in the Port of Rotterdam Harry Geerlings and Bart Kuipers 12. Stakeholder Bias in Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Transportation Evaluation: Issues and Solutions Cathy Macharis and Peter Nijkamp Index