Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport: by Rosario Macario, Jose Manuel Viegas, David A Hensher

By Rosario Macario, Jose Manuel Viegas, David A Hensher

In a single quantity, this ebook brings jointly a variety of the simplest papers awarded on the ninth overseas convention sequence on festival and possession of Land Passenger shipping (known because the Thredbo Series). Thredbo is a prime foreign occasion that brings jointly lecturers, govt coverage makers, politicians, specialists and public shipping operators to study the foreign advancements within the topic zone. because the most vital foreign convention during this box of workmanship, the sequence has greater than one hundred twenty papers of renowned authors and practitioners of Land shipping. top papers from past meetings have been released in "T& F magazine" and "Transport Reviews". Papers are reviewed and revised safely to make sure top of the range. This booklet takes a realistic procedure through concentrating on genuine international examples.

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