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UK rail privitisation and franchising

UK rail privitisation and franchising | Transport Economics | Scoop.it
Has the UK's rail privatisation been a success or failure? This clip, taken from the BBC Daily Politics show last year in 2013 gives students a really good example of the pro and con debate of privatisation of the railways - this especially helps with teaching of the F584 OCR Transport Module..
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transport economics - congestion and market failure

transport economics - congestion and market failure
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Hermes boss backs east-west rail link

Hermes boss backs east-west rail link | Transport Economics | Scoop.it
Chris Taylor, chief executive of Hermes Real Estate, has weighed in to support the so-called “HS3” line.
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Boris Bikes - Do Benefits Exceed the Costs?

Boris Bikes - Do Benefits Exceed the Costs? | Transport Economics | Scoop.it
Boris Johnson, The Mayor of London, has been happy to extend the use of bicycles in London; and the pattern of use has thrown up some interesting points. There were 7.4 million cycle hire trips last year but an estimated 71% of cycling use was by men. Most of these journeys.
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Transport Economics: pollution costs from different modes

Transport Economics: pollution costs from different modes | Transport Economics | Scoop.it
If you’re starting out in transport economics, a good place to begin is by evaluating different modes of transport. One area you’re sure to look at is pollution. Here’s a statement I sometimes use to start the conversation:Rolls-Royce says the four engines on the A380 are as clean and efficient.
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The Poo Bus

The Poo Bus | Transport Economics | Scoop.it
Apologies, but I can't resist the prospect of using this story about a new solution to the market failure of pollution: an eco-friendly bus which has just gone into service to transport people between Bath and Bristol Airport..
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Pricing the surge

Pricing the surge | Transport Economics | Scoop.it
NEW competitors always ruffle a few feathers. The unique thing about Uber, a new taxi-market player, is that it seems to have annoyed some of its customers as much...
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Motorists have ruined England - and they need to pay the price - Telegraph

Motorists have ruined England - and they need to pay the price - Telegraph | Transport Economics | Scoop.it
Cars are comfortable and convenient but there are far too many of them on our roads and it's time we did something about it, says Alex Proud
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HS2 'slowly dying' as Euston terminus plan grinds to halt - Telegraph

HS2 'slowly dying' as Euston terminus plan grinds to halt - Telegraph | Transport Economics | Scoop.it
Design work on HS2 at Euston station "stopped" due to scheme's "costs and benefits" being "unaffordable", according to minutes seen by The Sunday Telegraph
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Transport Economics: The Return of Trams - Benefits and Costs

Transport Economics: The Return of Trams - Benefits and Costs | Transport Economics | Scoop.it
Trams have been experiencing a revival in a number of towns and cities in the past few decades. Edinburgh is the latest city to invest in trams, and hopes they will boost local economy. But do the benefits outweigh costs? Manchester, Sheffield, Blackpool, Nottingham, Newcastle and Croydon have all installed trams / light rail.
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Contrasting approaches to managing road traffic

Contrasting approaches to managing road traffic | Transport Economics | Scoop.it
The transport economists amongst you will be giving considerable thought to the question of tackling road traffic congestion. I’ve picked up on two stories here because they take contrasting approaches. The first is to use technology and regulation to tackle the problem – the so-called command and control approach. The.
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Airlines’ self-control could slip on cheaper oil

Airlines’ self-control could slip on cheaper oil | Transport Economics | Scoop.it
Lower fuel prices are good for airlines in the near term, but could be bad for the industry over the long term, as they can lead to a lack of discipline about capacity growth.
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