This chapter discusses a few current and emerging themes that have an economics focus in supporting advice to decision makers. We begin with a holistic context-setting discussion of thinking about the integration of transport and land use planning to inform transport policy, followed by an overview of themes that can better inform this integrative framework. These are the wider economic impacts (WEI) of transport initiatives, and the role of road pricing reform to internalise negative externalities.
David A. Hensher
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This chapter introduces the purpose of the book and outlines its structure. It explains how each chapter seeks to both frame the current and emerging state of play in its field and then suggest research topics that will help further the development of more effective transport policies. The importance of integrated approaches to transport policy and planning is a common theme, both within the transport sector and to areas like land use, housing and related matters. Disruptive change, another common theme of the book, only serves to emphasize the importance of integrated thinking.