Integration of transport systems in the UK: fact, fiction or fantasy?

Silverman, G.F., 2011. Integration of transport systems in the UK: fact, fiction or fantasy? MPhil, Nottingham Trent University.

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The study of integrated transport systems is not new; indeed in the UK there is a Commission for Integrated Transport (CfIT:2006) which was set up in 1998 by the Government to assist in developing its transport policy including pursuing a sustainable transport agenda. It is an independent body which takes a broad view of integrated transport policy and its interface with wider Government objectives for economic prosperity, environmental protection, health and social inclusion. Physical integration - the principle of ensuring transport modes operate in conjunction with one another, is just one vital element of the bigger transport picture. The Commission provides expert advice supported by independent research (CfIT: 2006). There are similar organisations in other countries with major developed transport networks notably in Europe, the USA, Australia and Asia, and these will be researched in the Literature Review. The UK has been struggling with its policy of a sustainable transport agenda. Government‟s intent to promote sustainable transport was welcome, desirable policy outcomes have to date been minimal. As such, the time has come to ask whether the heralded ‟New Deal for Transport‟ is a chimera. (Docherty and Shaw: 2003). It is acknowledged that bringing about major change in the sector is a long term business. A contributory problem is the gap between political rhetoric and the realities of the policy progress notwithstanding the large government majority in Parliament (Docherty and Shaw:2003).

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Silverman, G.F.
Date: 2011
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 09:33
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37

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