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Transport Policy is an international journal aimed at bridging the gap between theory and practice in transport. Its subject areas reflect the concerns of policymakers in government, industry, voluntary organisations and the public at large, providing independent, original and rigorous analysis to understand how policy decisions have been taken, monitor their effects, and suggest how they may be improved. The journal treats the transport sector comprehensively, and in the context of other sectors including energy, housing, industry and planning. All modes are covered: land, sea and air; road and rail; public and private; motorised and non-motorised; passenger and freight. It is recognised that policy concerns in transport have to be very wide, to cover safety, efficiency, economic development, local and global environmental impact, energy, land-use, equity and access for the widest range of travellers with special needs. Policy topics include expectations of traffic growth and how to cope with it; infrastructure and vehicle design; traffic restraint, calming, management and control; regulation, deregulation and privatisation; economic and commercial pricing policy; and the methodological tools available to predict and assess the effects of alternative policy options. It is intended to give special priority to understanding the nature and influences affecting policy change, including technical, attitudinal, institutional, structural and political constraints. Detailed local and sectoral case studies will be recorded, with an emphasis on policy and management implications. Recent Special Issue: Sustainable transportation and electric vehicles. Selected abstracts from Transport Policy are available in TR Update, the Elsevier Science transportation newsletter.
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