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Transport and Spatial Policies

The Role of Regulatory and Fiscal Incentives

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This ECMT Round Table contains four papers that show how a disconnect between transport policy planning and spatial policy planning and measures have curtailed the effectiveness of transport policy. The papers discuss ways to overcome the lack of coordination between transport and spatial policies and formulate proposals on how fiscal incentives can help to avoid the failure of interjurisdictional co-ordination.

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Summary of discussions

European Conference of Ministers of Transport

It is an almost universal phenomenon that demands for transport services are increasing, and are often stronger than the per capita incomes of users. While some of the major direct costs of transport seem to be secularly declining, the indirect social costs of transport, in particular the costs of congestion, environmental costs and noise, are increasing to an extent that, at least locally, the productivity of the overall transport system is decreasing. The majority of the social costs of transport...

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