Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company
Rail transport across political boundaries has existed for a long time, but good rail service across borders requires coordination and agreement in many fields. Numerous technical standards have to be harmonized and, beyond that, a common understanding of the railway's role on the transport market and agreed service concepts are necessary. However, the policy and planning objectives are often different on each side of a border. This book presents an analysis of how common ideas and projects for cross-border transport were developed in the political and planning discourse. Service concepts, tariffs, and infrastructure are covered as key areas of rail transport. Cases from the late 19th century and the decades after World War II are compared. Difficulties of taking steps (back) towards a "European" rail network can be experienced even today. The aim to unite Europe on rails often stands in contrast to the technical complexity of the railways, increasing competition and diverging ideas. (Series: Institute for European Regional Research / Institut fur Europaische Regionalforschungen - Vol. 19)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-14 - Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company
Rail transport across political boundaries has existed for a long time, but good rail service across borders requires coordination and agreement in many fields. Numerous technical standards have to be harmonized and, beyond that, a common understanding of the railway's role on the transport market and agreed service concepts are
Authors: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-23 - Publisher: The Stationery Office
The Transport Committee broadly welcomes the European Commission's 4th Railway Package but believes it focuses too much on liberalising the railway in domestic markets at the expense of important measures to improve cross-border freight and passenger services. The Committee recommends the UK Government should actively negotiate to ensure: joint working
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-23 - Publisher: World Bank Publications
The Modern Silk Route is critical to the development and integration of Central Asian countries. The book argues that to overcome current supply chain inefficiencies the traditional focus on physical corridors needs to be complemented by a consistent and ambitious set of national reforms in trade and transport facilitation.
Border regions within the European Union represent 40% of the Union's territory and close to 30% of the EU population. Generally, they perform less well economically than other regions within a Member State. Access to public services such as public transport is generally lower in border regions. Against this background
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-26 - Publisher: OECD Publishing
This International Transport Forum Round Table identifies critical competition issues and appropriate regulatory responses. In particular it examines whether very large multinational transport and logistics firms escape regulatory oversight because of their sheer scale.