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European Conference of Ministers of Transport Economic Research Centre

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Works: 927 works in 2,256 publications in 3 languages and 27,020 library holdings
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Report of the hundred and eighth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 13th-14th November 1997 on the following topic : what markets are there for transport by inland waterways? by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and French and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the fact that the freight transport market in Europe almost doubled in volume over the period 1970 to 1995, growth in the inland waterway sector has remained stagnant. Until now the waterways have primarily been used to transport goods produced by sectors that have been hard hit by industrial restructuring. However, the past does not necessarily hold the key to the future. Waterways can be readily incorporated into logistics chains in which regular supply streams and low transport costs are more important than speed. The transportation of hazardous materials and container transport also offer promising markets. The Round Table identified a number of policy measures which could help to promote development in the inland waterways sector (discontinuation of scrapping policies, support for the grouping of enterprises and the creation of co-operatives, incentives for private-sector investment). Reading the proceedings of this Round Table offers an opportunity to look at the inland waterways in a wholly new light which shows that there is a genuine future for this mode provided that operators are prepared to become entrepreneurs
Report of the eighty-first Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 11th-12th May 1989 on the following topic, private and public investment in transport by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe's transport links with its periphery are still inadequate while some more central areas are plagued with traffic congestion. Since new investment projects to maintain infrastructure and increase its capacity cannot always be entirely funded out of the public purse, the question of using private sector funds arises. Round Table 81 takes stock of the problems and considers the contribution private capital could bring in funding transport infrastructure
Report of the hundred and seventh Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 26th-27th March 1998 on the following topic : user charges for railway infrastructure by 1998, Paris) Round Table on Transport Economics (107( )

18 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that railway infrastructure and train operations have been separated in Europe -- at least for accounting purposes -- user charges for infrastructure are progressively being introduced to cover the costs of running trains. However, because of the lack of experience in this field, it is difficult to set the amount and choose the most appropriate form for these charges. There are in fact major differences between countries, and the objectives are many and sometimes conflicting. Given this situation, the Round Table sought to highlight, through its introductory reports and discussions, some essential economic principles that can help to shed light on what a rational system of user charges for railway infrastructure might be and thereby make it possible to address a crucial aspect of railway reform in Europe. Special attention is paid to the German, French, British and Swedish experience
The future of the use of the car : 55th, 56th and 57th Round Tables on Transport Economics by Round Table on Transport Economics( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Round Table 55, Forecasts for the ownership and use of a car -- Round Table 56, Cost of using a car (perception and fiscal policy) -- Round Table 57, Interrelationships between car use and changing space-time patterns
Report of the Hundred and Nineteenth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 29-30th March 2001 on the following topic : transport and economic development by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The linkage between transport and economic development is a highly contentious issue which has generated considerable debate and an abundant literature. There is a firmly-held belief among politicians that investment in transport infrastructure promotes economic development and, by extension, employment. However, this belief is not borne out by scientific analysis, which would seem to indicate that the impact of this type of investment on employment and economic development remains limited, at least in developed countries, and at the purely regional level can even prove negative. The Round Table set out to clarify this issue by analyzing the arguments for and against the presumed linkage between "transport infrastructure" and "economic development". This provided a basis on which it could draw conclusions regarding the evaluation methods of investment commonly used. The debate ended with a review of the basic policy issue of whether or not a link existed between transport and economic growth."--Publisher's description
Transfers through the transport sector : evaluation of re-distribution effects : report of the forty-eighth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 29th and 30th November, 1979 by J. G Lambooy( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Round Table presents a survey of the problems pertaining to the distributional impact of investments in transportation facilties, in particular the impact on land values
Report of the Hundred and Twenty Second Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 7-8th March 2002 on the following topic : Transport and exceptional public events by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exceptional events generate major flows of visitors and often require material back-up on a very large scale. They involve very specific transport and logistics requirements. Security is another major consideration that is inseparable from transport. The Round Table took note of experience with such events in Europe and the rest of the world, which shows that setting ambitious targets contributes to the quality of the event. Almost every experience is unique and one of the main conclusions of the Round Table is that a record should be kept of each event" and its organizing and staging requirements. In this way, an event "memory" could be built up that would be available to any would-be event organizer. --Publisher's description
Report of the hundred and tenth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 12th-13th March 1998 on the following topic : traffic congestion in Europe by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( )

19 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problems caused by road congestion are frequently reported in the media and finding a solution to congestion ranks high on the agenda of politicians. Countless studies have been published detailing the number of working hours lost in traffic jams. The figures quoted in these studies are alarming and paint an apocalyptic picture of road congestion. However, besides the everyday congestion faced by motorists, differences of opinion are now starting to appear with regard to the scale of the problem and the ways in which it should be tackled. This Round Table attempted to define congestion and to determine the scale of the problem. It addressed the trends in congestion and the consequences of those trends. The Round Table then considered possible solutions to the congestion problem. Considering the extent of this problem in the European context, the Round Table report sheds light on one of the most visible malfunctions of transport systems
Report of the Ninety-first Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 24th-25th October 1991 on the following topic : possibilities and limitations of combined transport by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and German and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One priority of European transport policy is to develop combined transport, a mode that is seen as providing a solution to the problem of road congestion while at the same time protecting the environment. Such transport is not developing as swiftly as might be hoped, however, and obstacles are arising in terms of, among others, productivity in multimodal terminals, terminal hauls, saturation of rail infrastructure, standardization of equipment, and the cost of transhipment facilities. Round Table 91 deals with these issues and also draws attention to the positive aspects of the growth ofcombined transport. The analysis is based on factual data and conducted from the broader perspective of thecontribution that combined transport can make to sustainable economic development
Report of the hundred and twelfth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 19th-20th November 1998 on the following topic : transport and ageing of the population by 1998, Paris) Round Table on Transport Economics (112( )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in medicine make the ageing of populations in developed countries inevitable. These populations, however, will exhibit new and different characteristics, particularly in the transport sector as, unlike previous generations, they will have made widespread use of the car. How will they meet their travel needs in the future? Until now rail transport, unlike car or bus transport, has been losing its elderly clientele. Can this trend be reversed? For the frail elderly, whose needs are similar to those of the disabled, suitable services have yet to be set up. How can the mobility needs of the frail elderly, whose population is destined to grow, be met in the future? The dispersal of residential areas and the concentration of businesses and shops in large malls on the outskirts of cities will also pose serious problems as the population starts to age. Road safety, too, could suffer the adverse effects of declining driving skills among the elderly. The mobility of ageing populations undoubtedly has many implications that can no longer be ignored. Round Table 112 reviews the experiences of various countries and makes a number of recommendations for policy-makers who wish to adopt a comprehensive approach to this issue
Cost benefit analysis : report of the Thirty-Sixth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 29th and 30th November, 1976 ... by Michael John Frost( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Round Table first examines the potential benefits that cost-benefit analysis might achieve and then looks at why, in fact, they are not obtained
Report of the Eighty-Sixth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 7th-8th June 1990 on the following topic by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As matters now stand, the planned investment in transport infrastructure cannot accomodate the growth in demand that will result from increased flows of traffic. Moreover, such investment has a whole range of effects on regional development, wealth distribution, and public well-being. The need to protect the environment also suggests that the construction of more infrastructure will be curbed and that any increases in capacity will be optimized. These factors have led to an appraisal of the reliability of methods of evaluating the relevant investment choices. This publication describes the techniques used for evaluation in a number of ECMT countries and the effectiveness of such methods, and examines conditions governing their use
Report of the hundred and ninth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris, 11th-12th December 1997 on the following topic : freight transport and the city by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of every politician is to transform the city into an environmentally sustainable entity. However, while the planning and organisation of passenger services within cities is commonly perceived as a major issue, freight transport is not given the full attention it deserves. As a general rule, the role which freight transport plays in the economy of cities is simply not understood. What invariably attracts attention, on the other hand, is the added pollution and congestion caused by freight transport. Europe has recently produced a host of new urban development schemes which place more or less severe restrictions on freight movements in cities. While some cities have introduced measures in line with the town planning objectives of territorial development plans, others have adopted short-term solutions to traffic management problems. Since we know that cities are living entities whose vital processes can be disrupted, how can we be sure that all of these measures are a step in the right direction? Our lack of experience makes this a question we would be well advised to consider. The Round Table reviewed the various aspects of freight transport by examining experiences in different countries and by discussing some of the more innovatory approaches adopted
Report of the hundred and fourteenth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 11th-12th March 1999 on the following topic : regular interurban coach services in Europe by Round Table on Transport Economics( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although deregulation is well under way in the transport sector, regular coach services are still largely regulated. Governments see them as potentially competing with rail transport services. However, in countries that have had some experience with deregulation the outcome has clearly been positive (except for local short-distance services). The Round Table began with a review of regular interurban coach services based on case studies in countries which had adopted an original approach. This report shows the industry in a totally new light. One of its main findings is that there is a specifi
Scope for railway transport in urban areas : report of the forty-seventh Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Hamburg on 25th and 26th June, 1979 by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Round Table presents a series of Case Studies on 14 European cities on the scope for railway transport in urban areas
Report of the hundred and fifth [i.e. fifteenth] Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 4th-5th November 1999 on the following topic : road freight transport for own account in Europe by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road freight transport for own account represents a major share of inland transport in Europe and, depending on the country concerned, accounts for two to five times the tonnage carried by rail. Despite its importance, however, own account transport tends to be overlooked since it is not regarded as a logistics activity, whereas it is, in fact, a vital transport function that is changing radically as firms increasingly outsource their distribution activities to commercial hauliers.The scale of road freight transport for own account, the impact of regulatory changes and the future of the secto
Transport and telecommunications : report of the Fifty-Ninth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 14th-15th January, 1982 by Round Table on Transport Economics( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transport and telecommunications are complementary technologies, essential to the functioning of the economic and social system, which facilitate the making and development of relationships. But as means of communication they also compete. The recent development of telecommunications constitutes a challenge to the transport sector. This report sets out to identify the nature and scope of that challenge
Report of the Forty-ninth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 31st January and 1st February, 1980, on the following topic : competitive position and future of inland waterway transport by Leo Chini( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Round Table examines the competitive position and future of inland waterway transport in Europe and features a paper by a scientist from the Danube Basin, Leo Chini of Austria
Report of the hundred and sixth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 28th-29th November 1996 on the following topic : Intercity transport markets in countries in transition by Round Table on Transport Economics( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the previous economic system, the countries of central and eastern Europe went into a deep economic recession, resulting in a decline in Gross Domestic Product that was mirrored by a serious downturn in the transport sector. The transport sector, like the economy in general, changed from a supply-based system to one driven by demand. Decisions were no longer imposed by central planners, but by the market. Round Table 106 set out to assess the state of the transport sector in central and eastern European countries after a period of five to six years of reform. Are the policies currently in place adequate to meet restructuring needs? All of the countries concerned are planning to join the European Union and with that in mind tend to organise their transport sector along the lines of the Community's model of competition. But is this model consistent with the attitudes and realities of former socialist countries? These are some of the issues addressed by the Round Table 106
Scope for the use of certain old-established urban transport techniques : trams and trolley-buses : report of the thirty-eighth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 24th-25th March, 1977 by M. van Witsen( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Round Table asks whether trams and trolley buses have any future
 
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Report of the hundred and eighth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 13th-14th November 1997 on the following topic : what markets are there for transport by inland waterways?
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Report of the hundred and ninth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris, 11th-12th December 1997 on the following topic : freight transport and the cityReport of the hundred and fourteenth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 11th-12th March 1999 on the following topic : regular interurban coach services in EuropeReport of the hundred and sixth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 28th-29th November 1996 on the following topic : Intercity transport markets in countries in transition
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CEMT

Centre de recherches économiques

Centre de recherches économiques (CEMT)

Conférence Européenne des Ministres des Transports. Centre de Recherches Économiques

Conférence européenne des ministres des transports (Paris) Centre de recherches économiques

ECMT

ECMT. Economic Reasearch Centre.

Economic Research Centre

ERC

European Conference of Ministers of Transport Centre de recherches économiques

European Conference of Ministers of Transport Economic Research Centre

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