This is the eighth in a series of reports to be produced by the Transport Visions Network. The Network is a novel venture to project the views of young professionals into the debate concerning the future of transport and its role in society. It is comprised of individuals who are aged 35 or under from universities, consultancies and public authorities both in the UK and overseas.
This report considers economy, finance and equity, three key determinants of how the future of transport is taken forward. Transport's past has been driven by assumptions and beliefs about the links between transport and the economy. Approaches to financing pursued hitherto have shaped the development of our transport systems and services. The extent to which, to date, we have evolved a transport system that promotes equity within society is questionable.
In presenting the Network's views on economy, finance and equity issues relating to transport the report takes each of these subjects in turn. It begins with a consideration of the current and projected future context presenting policy approaches to the problems of economy, finance and equity. It then introduces the Network's own ideas and solutions, which are designed to address a set of key questions: (i) How can transport contribute to a
successful economy?; (ii) How should our transport systems be financed?; and (iii) How can transport contribute to a more equitable society?
Chatterjee, K., Beecroft, M., & Lyons, G. (2003). Transport visions network - Report 8 - Economy, finance and equity