Economic growth, trade and the concentration of population in large cities will intensify demand for interurban transport services. Concurrently, the need to manage environmental impacts effectively will increase. How successful we are in coping with demand will depend on our ability to innovate, to manage congestion, and to improve the quality of transport services. Technological and regulatory innovation will shape the future of transport.
These conference proceedings bring together ideas from leading transport researchers from around the world related to the future for interurban passenger transport.. A first set of papers investigates what drives demand for interurban passenger transport and infers how it may evolve in the future. The remaining papers investigate transport policy issues that emerge as key challenges: when to invest in high-speed rail, how to regulate to ensure efficient operation, how to assign infrastructure to different types of users, and how to control transportís environmental footprint by managing modal split and improving modal performance.
Table of contents:
Summary of Discussions -Keynote Presentation: How Transport Costs Shape the Spatial Pattern of Economic Activity by Jacques Thisse THEME I. TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN INTERURBAN PASSENGER TRANSPORT -The Prospects for Inter-Urban Travel Demand by Yves Crozet -International Air Passenger Transport in the Future by David Gillen THEME II. ADAPTING THE INTERMODAL NETWORK TO THE PASSENGER MARKET: LONG-TERM PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT -When to Invest in High-Speed Rail Links and Networks? by Chris Nash - The High-Speed Inter-City Transport System in Japan - Past, Present and the Future by Katsuhiro Yamaguchi and Kiyoshi Yamasaki - Interurban Passenger Transport - Economic Assessment of Major Infrastructure Projects by Gines De Rus THEME III. COMPETITION AND REGULATION OF INTERURBAN TRAVEL: TOWARDS NEW REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS? -Competition or Co-operation in Public Transport by Botond Aba - Lessons from the US Transport Deregulation Experience for Privatization by Clifford Winston - Long-Distance Bus Services in Europe: Concessions or Free Market? by Didier Van de Velde - Long-Distance Bus Services in Europe: Market Access Models and Implications for Germany by Thorsten Beckers, Christian von Hirschhausen, Fabian Haunerland and Mattias Walter - Competition for Long-Distance Passenger Rail Services - The Emerging Evidence by John Preston THEME IV. TRANSPORT SYSTEM INTERACTIONS AND INNOVATION -When Should we Provide Separate Auto and Truck Roadways? by Robert Poole - Dedicated Lanes, Tolls and its Technology by Robin Lindsey - The Informed and Oriented Transport System User by Peter Zimmerman - Potential Economic Impacts of Technological and Organizational Innovations in Intermodal Access to Major Passenger Terminals by Francisco Tapiador and Martin Henneberg THEME V. SUSTAINABLE INTERURBAN MOBILITY - Environmental Aspects of Inter-City Passenger Transport by Per Kageson - The Economics of CO2 Emissions Trading for Aviation by Peter Morrell - The Contribution of Strategic Environmental Assessment to Transport Policy Governance by Roderigo Jiliberto - Does Strategic Environmental Assessment Change Outcomes? by Maria Rosario Partidario FINAL SESSION