Transportation Research, Economics and Policy

Intercity Transport and Climate Change

Strategies for Reducing the Carbon Footprint

Editors: Hayashi, Y., Morichi, S., Oum, T.H., Rothengatter, W. (Eds.)

  • Provides a comparison of intercity transport and the current state of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of this transport segment
  • Explores the intercity travel situation in the EU, the US and Japan while describing the more recent development of intercity transport in China
  • Analyzes global intercity transport policies and their contribution to meet the climate change issues
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While intercity passenger transport counts for about 2% of the total passenger transport volume the share of the total passenger kilometers traveled is estimated more than one third. In many countries the major part of intercity transport is performed by car and air and as a result, the contribution to the carbon footprint is substantially higher than the share of overall passenger transport performance. This creates a challenge to develop a sustainable organization of intercity transport which requires a true joint effort of policy makers, industry sectors and households. This presupposes that all options for reducing the carbon footprint of the transport modes – car, air and rail – are fully exploited through modern propulsion technology, use of regenerative energy and efficient organization of transport processes. Basic conditions for meeting this requirement are an incentive compatible public framework of regulation, taxation, charging and education, the private willingness to adjust to new behavioral patterns and a consequent push of technological progress towards energy and CO2 savings. This book begins with an international comparison of intercity transport and the current state of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of this transport segment. A focus is given to comparing the situation in the EU, the US and Japan while describing the more recent development of intercity transport in China, followed by an analysis of intercity transport policies and their contribution to meet the global climate change issues. This book will be of interest to researchers in transportation economics and policy, as well as civil engineering and planning.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Importance of Intercity Passenger Transport for Climate Change Issues

    Hayashi, Yoshitsugu (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • Intercity Transport Policy and Planning System: International Comparison Between the EU, USA, China and Japan

    Yai, Tetsuo (et al.)

    Pages 31-88

  • Climate Change Impacts of Intercity Transport in the Context of External Costs and Their Internalisation

    Rothengatter, Werner (et al.)

    Pages 89-175

  • Spatial Economic Analysis for Intercity Transport Policies

    Koike, Atsushi (et al.)

    Pages 177-213

  • Social Efficiency Measurement and Comparison of Airlines and Railway Companies in Japan’s Domestic Intercity Travel Market

    Oum, Tae Hoon (et al.)

    Pages 215-248

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-06522-9
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-35258-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intercity Transport and Climate Change
Book Subtitle
Strategies for Reducing the Carbon Footprint
Editors
  • Yoshitsugu Hayashi
  • Shigeru Morichi
  • Tae Hoon Oum
  • Werner Rothengatter
Series Title
Transportation Research, Economics and Policy
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06523-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06523-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06522-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35258-9
Series ISSN
1572-4387
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 280
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 114 illustrations in colour
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