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The primary focus of the 38 papers collected here is on the economic dimensions of transport policy decision-making. The papers are organized into four main groupings devoted to underlying objectives of transport policy, options that are open to policy makers, policy analysis, and a range of case studies of policy implementation in different countries and for different needs. Originally published between 1930 and 1995, the contributions were selected from such publications as the Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Traffic Engineering and Control, and the Journal of Public Economics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Policy Objectives
1 Political Economy of a Public Corporation: Pricing Objectives of BART 3
2 Institutions and Objectives in Transport Policy 23
3 Theories of Regulation and the Deregulation Movement 40
4 Transport Co-ordination: Meaning and Purpose 83
5 Management Objectives, Fares and Service Levels in Bus Transport 105
6 Priorities in Urban Transport Research 121
7 Personal Security as a Transport Issue: A State-of-the-Art Review 140
8 Concept of Transportation Need Revisited 155
Pt. II Policy Options
9 Free Public Transport 165
10 The 'Rule of Three': A Possible Solution to the Political Problem of Competing Objectives for Road Pricing 182
11 Alternative Tendering Systems and Deregulation in Britain 185
12 How to Franchise Highways 200
Pt. III Policy Analysis
13 Downtown Auto Restraint Policies: The Costs and Benefits for Boston 221
14 Efficient Transportation Infrastructure Policy 242
15 Benefit-Cost Rules for Urban Transit Subsidies: An Integration of Allocational, Distributional and Public Finance Issues 257
16 Factors Affecting European Privatization and Deregulation Policies in Local Public Transport: The Evidence from Scandinavia 272
17 The Case for a Public Road Authority 285
18 Infrastructure Restoration as a Tool for Stimulating Urban Renewal - The Glasgow Canal 304
19 Privatizing and Deregulating Local Public Services: Lessons from Britain's Buses 317
20 Profitability and Product Quality: Economic Determinants of Airline Safety Performance 330
21 Deconstructing Transport Planning: Lessons from Policy Breakdown in the English Pennines 351
Pt. IV Policy Implementation
A Overall Policy Assessments
22 Mrs. Castle's Transport Policy 367
23 Transport Policy in the United Kingdom: A Critique of the 1977 White Paper 406
24 German Transport Policy After Reunification 421
25 Restructuring Land Transport in New Zealand 427
26 The Regulation of Transport Markets 445
27 Transport Planning and Operation in a Changing Economic and Political Environment: The Case of Hungary 456
28 The Road to Ruin?: Impacts of Economic Shock Therapy on Urban Transport in Poland 476
B Issue Studies
29 Disability and Transport: A Review of the Personal Costs of Disability in Relation to Transport 489
30 Policy Innovations of the US Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act and Clean Air Act Amendments 501
31 Policies to Reduce CO[subscript 2] Emissions from Cars in Europe: A Partial Equilibrium Analysis 525
32 The Value of Transport Safety 545
33 Flat Versus Differentiated Transit Pricing: What's A Fair Fare? 569
34 Automobile Subsidies and Land Use: Estimates and Policy Responses 591
35 Who Benefits from Transit Subsidies? Recent Evidence from Six Metropolitan Areas 603
36 Estimating the Social Benefit of Constructing an Underground Railway in London 617
37 Measuring the Benefits of a Large Public Investment: The Case of the U.S. Federal-Aid Highway System 633
38 Is Public Expenditure Productive? 650
Name Index 675
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