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Journal of Transport Geography
Volume 13, Issue 3, September 2005, Pages 207-221

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Sustainable transportation institutions and regional evolution: Global and local perspectivesstar, open
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Kingsley E. HaynesCorresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author, Jonathan L. Gifford and Danilo Pelletiere

School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA


Available online 6 October 2004.


Referred to by:Erratum to: Sustainable transportation institutions and regional evolution: Global and local perspectives [Journal of Transport Geography 13 (2005) 207–221]
Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 14, Issue 4, July 2006, Page 326,
Kingsley E. Haynes, Jonathan L. Gifford, Danilo Pelletiere
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Abstract

Sustainable transportation institutions must promote efficient transport utilization and reflect regional demands that often do not align themselves with traditional patterns of political organization. These institutions must confront political legitimacy, economic efficiency and social representation as well as functional effectiveness. Increasing interdependence of mobility demands in terms of safety and efficiency and the embeddedness of transportation in civil society has caused issues of equity, fiscal management and environmental externalities to put new stresses on old slowly evolving transport management institutions.

Key challenges to sustainability relate to effective use of technology in management of international trade and the management of spatial externalities in complex urban infrastructure investments. In both cases significant progress has been made using regional strategies, but tension continues between issues of efficiency and privatization on the one hand and equity and public good responsibilities on the other hand. Institutions evolve and change with these cross pressures and different cultural contexts. Examples of these evolutionary changes are explored in terms of the interaction between technology and governance in international trade and in the frameworks intended to manage metropolitan transportation in the US.

Keywords: Transportation institutions; Sustainability; Spatial spillovers; Cost benefit analysis; Technology; International trade; Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO’s) and Regional Operational Organizations (ROO’s)

Article Outline

1.
Introduction
2.
Background
3.
The sustainability concept in institutional decisions
4.
Trade, technology, and institutional arrangements in international transportation
4.1. Trade and transport logistics
4.2. Cabotage
4.3. The European regional experience
4.4. Mercosur region experience
4.5. The NAFTA regional experience
5.
Transportation institutional evolution in the United States
5.1. Evolution of regional transportation organizations
5.2. Regional operations
5.3. New regional transportation organizations
5.3.1. Initial impetus
5.3.2. Mission
5.3.3. Structure
5.3.4. Financing
5.3.5. Benefits
5.4. Problems and opportunities
6.
Summary
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star, openAn early version of this paper was presented as the “Fleming Lecture in Transportation” at the Centennial Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia (March 2004) with Dr. Richard Morrill presiding and Dr. Lay James Gibson as discussant.


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Journal of Transport Geography
Volume 13, Issue 3, September 2005, Pages 207-221
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