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Holland, Edward 1917-

Works: 2 works in 9 publications in 1 language and 128 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Other, Editor
Classifications: HE278.Z7, 388.095127
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Most widely held works by Edward Holland
Transport development in southern China by Clell G Harral( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is focused on delineating the nature and future transport system which best serves Guangdong's economic requirements and on identifying some of the measures needed to achieve such a system. A central question is the economic role of the different modes of transport: rail, road, water and air. In addressing this question the study seeks to lay a foundation for systematic comparison of the costs of the different modes for four major traffics: a) passengers; b) coal; c) heavy freight; and d) less- than-carload shipments. It estimates financial and economic cost functions for each on the assumption that investments in the network would employ the best of existing modern technology as appropriate to China's resource endowments. Principal findings of these comparative cost and price analyses are: 1) highway economic costs are likely to fall as China and Guangdong province move toward a modern road transport system. Rail prices may also fall, but by much less, since the railways are currently much closer to the efficiency frontier; 2) tariff increases for coal were not sufficient to close the gap between tariffs and economic costs; 3) increases in costs of coastal shipping have eroded the comparative advantage of that mode in economic terms vis a vis all-rail movements of coal; and 4) tariff increases for rail passengers have eliminated subsidies and should encourage passengers to shift to bus transport, which is more efficient for short distances
Thomas Telford's Holyhead Road : the A5 in north Wales by Jamie Quartermaine( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Thomas Telford's Holyhead Road : the A5 in north Wales
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Holland, Edward 1917-