Railways and European transport policy - ideas, strategies, tools and their applications - vol. 6.

31 Mar 2017 Rail Reforms series 2013-2018

Martin Kvizda, Tomáš Paleta and collective

1. ed. Brno: Masaryk University, 2017. Railway Reforms vol. 6. ISBN 978-80-210-9099-6.

This monograph deals with the issue of the organization and regulation of transport systems and, above all, the rail transport segment, which is extremely complex in terms of planning, financing and regulation.The book concludes the monographic edition“Railway Reforms” as its 6th volume; the previous volumes addressed individual aspects of rail trans-port: modeling demand for transport and its prediction, regulating the competitive environ-ment on the railways, specific stories of sectoral reforms in theUK and Germany, and eco-nomic appreciation of the liberalization of railway systems in Europe. This last volume is de-voted to a comprehensive analysis and assessment of transport policy in relation to the railways in the countries of the European Union. Transport policy has a significant role to play in the economic policy of the European Union, national states, regions and cities, given the scarcity of natural resources and the growing demand for transport services, with fiscal, strategic, environmental and social goals being increasingly urgent. The entire book is divi-ded into six chapters, which form closed units, are focused on a certain aspect of transport policy on the railway and are always concluded by a partial conclusion. At the same time, however,the chapters logically follow and complement each other, forming a whole, from which it is possible to derive overall conclusions and recommendation.

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