Policy Objectives in Transport

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  • Policy Objectives
    • The UK does not have an integrated transport policy
    • Regulation of transport operations
      • The extent of the relative roles
      • Deregulation v. environmental regulation
    • Structure of transport operations
      • Responsibilities for private and public sector
      • Currently mainly private
    • Control of transport infrastructure
      • Rail track ownership + roads - public
      • Airports and seaports -private
    • Sustainability Goals
      • Protect people's safety, security and health
      • Improve quality of life through reducing transport's negative impacts
      • Address climate change by cutting CO2 - indirect taxation + greener alternatives
      • Promote greater equality of opportunity, in particular through the provision of effective access
      • Maximise the competitiveness and productivity of the economy - better traffic management and prices


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