Regulating Transport in Europe

Regulating Transport in Europe


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This book concerns the regulation of transport within a European context, covering air, inland waterways, rail, road passenger and freight, urban public transport, and short sea shipping.

All these sectors have experienced substantial changes over the past two decades, in terms of ownership, competition and liberalization, and the book explores the main transformations and their impacts. The authors address these issues, with a specific focus on the effects of the organization and regulation of transport systems on their performance. They also provide timely policy recommendations, including possible European future policy initiatives.

This comprehensive book will appeal to academics and practitioners in Europe in the fields of regulation, legal studies, transport economics and planning, and also political science. Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in Europe with core-modules linked to issues on regulation, transport, economics, European politics, European affairs and network industries will also find that this is an essential resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781004821
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 10/13/2013
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Edited by Matthias Finger, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Switzerland, European University Institute, Italy and Istanbul Technical University, Turkey and Torben Holvad, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford, UK

Table of Contents



1. Setting the Scene: Background and Overview of Regulatory Reform in the Transport Sector

Matthias Finger and Torben Holvad

2. Air Transport

Javier Campos

3. Rail Transport

Chris Nash

4. Inter-urban Road Freight

Jan Burnewicz and Monika Bak

5. Long-distance Coach Services in Europe

Didier van de Velde

6. Urban Public Transport

Rosário Macário

7. Inland Waterways

Tilman Erich Platz and Kees Ruijgrok

8. Short Sea Shipping in Europe: Issues, Policies and Challenges

Adolf K.Y. Ng, Sergi Saurí and Mateu Turró

9. Intermodal Transport

Walter Vassallo


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