Urban Transport

Urban Transport

by Piet Rietveld
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840645504

ISBN-13: 9781840645507

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Rietveld (transport economics, Vrije Universiteit and Tinbergen Institute, The Netherlands) collects important work in the field of transport from the 1950s through the 1990s, with special focus on urban areas where transportation problems are most acute. The book covers such topics as transport demand, supply of public transport services, and external costs of…  See more details below

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Rietveld (transport economics, Vrije Universiteit and Tinbergen Institute, The Netherlands) collects important work in the field of transport from the 1950s through the 1990s, with special focus on urban areas where transportation problems are most acute. The book covers such topics as transport demand, supply of public transport services, and external costs of transport. Policy aspects such as urban transport policy and deregulation are explored, as well as areas such as parking, non-motorized transport, and urban transport in developing countries. Some specific topics examined include optimal bus size, the costs of air pollution from motor vehicles, the value of time spent in travel, efficient transportation infrastructure policy, temporal and spatial equilibrium analysis of commuter parking, and bicycle traffic in China. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840645507
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Classics in Transport Analysis Ser.
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1The Goods/Leisure Tradeoff and Disaggregate Work Trip Mode Choice Models3
2Application of Multinomial Probit to a Two-period Panel Data Set8
3Concepts of Price Elasticities of Transport Demand and Recent Empirical Estimates: An Interpretative Survey16
4A Utility-theory Travel Demand Model Incorporating Travel Budgets38
5The Usefulness of Travel Budgets53
6The Demand for Abstract Transport Modes: Theory and Measurement63
7The Value of Time Spent in Travelling: Some New Evidence77
8The Evaluation of Travelling Time89
9Flexible Cost Functions for Multiproduct Firms99
10Economies of Scale in Bus Transit: A Review of Concepts and Evidence104
11Measuring Transit Performance Using Data Envelopment Analysis124
12Optimal Bus Fares132
13A Simple Bus Line Model for Optimisation of Service Frequency and Bus Size139
14An Analytic Investigation of Optimal Bus Size167
15An Integrated Fares Policy for Transport in London186
16Departure Time and Route Choice for the Morning Commute203
17Second-Best Congestion Pricing: The Case of an Untolled Alternative223
18The "Rule of Three": A Possible Solution to the Political Problem of Competing Objectives for Road Pricing247
19Using the Revenues from Congestion Pricing250
20The Marginal External Costs of Urban Transport273
21On the Costs of Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles293
22External Cost Estimates of Road Traffic Accidents: An International Comparison319
23The Value of Safety: Results of a National Sample Survey333
24Road User Charges in Britain357
25Formulating an Urban Passenger Transport Policy: A Re-appraisal of Some Elements375
26Transport Problems of Third World Cities387
27Efficient Transportation Infrastructure Policy422
28Contestability in the UK Bus Industry, Experience Goods and Economies of Experience437
29Measuring the Benefits Derived from a Transportation Investment468
30Maximizing, Measuring, and Not Double Counting Transportation-Improvement Benefits: A Primer on Closed- and Open-economy Cost-benefit Analysis489
31Transport - Maker and Breaker of Cities503
32The Traffic Problem in Towns: A Review of Possible Long Term Solutions517
33Parking Fees and Congestion544
34A Temporal and Spatial Equilibrium Analysis of Commuter Parking554
35Telecommunications and Travel Relationships: A Review589
36The Urban Transport Planning Process: Its Evolution and Application to Third World Cities605
37Bicycle Traffic in China645
Name Index661

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