Title

REGULATING TRANSPORT'S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS IN A DEREGULATING WORLD

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1997

Subject Area

planning - environmental impact, land use - impacts, policy - environment, organisation - regulation, organisation - privatisation, organisation - privatisation, mode - bus, mode - rail

Keywords

Regulatory policy, Railroad transportation, Rail transportation, Privatization, Privatisation, Policy, Policies, Intracity bus transportation, Government policy, Environmental impacts, Environmental effects, Deregulation, Bus transit, Bus services

Abstract

This article draws upon two major studies that explore the relationship between increasing needs for environmental regulation and the privatization of bus and rail services. It is shown that, as currently organized in Britain, the development of bus and rail services are inadequately linked to strategic environmental policymaking and, rather than being part of the solution to transport's environmental impacts, there is a real danger that these 'green' methods of transport could slide into simply being part of the problem itself. It is concluded that privatization and deregulation does not mean the end of the need for policy mechanisms, but they do mean that policy has to be implemented in a very different way.

Comments

Transportation Research Part D Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13619209