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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
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Table of Contents

1 The Goods/Leisure Tradeoff and Disaggregate Work Trip Mode Choice Models 3
2 Application of Multinomial Probit to a Two-period Panel Data Set 8
3 Concepts of Price Elasticities of Transport Demand and Recent Empirical Estimates: An Interpretative Survey 16
4 A Utility-theory Travel Demand Model Incorporating Travel Budgets 38
5 The Usefulness of Travel Budgets 53
6 The Demand for Abstract Transport Modes: Theory and Measurement 63
7 The Value of Time Spent in Travelling: Some New Evidence 77
8 The Evaluation of Travelling Time 89
9 Flexible Cost Functions for Multiproduct Firms 99
10 Economies of Scale in Bus Transit: A Review of Concepts and Evidence 104
11 Measuring Transit Performance Using Data Envelopment Analysis 124
12 Optimal Bus Fares 132
13 A Simple Bus Line Model for Optimisation of Service Frequency and Bus Size 139
14 An Analytic Investigation of Optimal Bus Size 167
15 An Integrated Fares Policy for Transport in London 186
16 Departure Time and Route Choice for the Morning Commute 203
17 Second-Best Congestion Pricing: The Case of an Untolled Alternative 223
18 The "Rule of Three": A Possible Solution to the Political Problem of Competing Objectives for Road Pricing 247
19 Using the Revenues from Congestion Pricing 250
20 The Marginal External Costs of Urban Transport 273
21 On the Costs of Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles 293
22 External Cost Estimates of Road Traffic Accidents: An International Comparison 319
23 The Value of Safety: Results of a National Sample Survey 333
24 Road User Charges in Britain 357
25 Formulating an Urban Passenger Transport Policy: A Re-appraisal of Some Elements 375
26 Transport Problems of Third World Cities 387
27 Efficient Transportation Infrastructure Policy 422
28 Contestability in the UK Bus Industry, Experience Goods and Economies of Experience 437
29 Measuring the Benefits Derived from a Transportation Investment 468
30 Maximizing, Measuring, and Not Double Counting Transportation-Improvement Benefits: A Primer on Closed- and Open-economy Cost-benefit Analysis 489
31 Transport - Maker and Breaker of Cities 503
32 The Traffic Problem in Towns: A Review of Possible Long Term Solutions 517
33 Parking Fees and Congestion 544
34 A Temporal and Spatial Equilibrium Analysis of Commuter Parking 554
35 Telecommunications and Travel Relationships: A Review 589
36 The Urban Transport Planning Process: Its Evolution and Application to Third World Cities 605
37 Bicycle Traffic in China 645
Name Index 661
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