Category Archives: Transport Economics

Property Values and Crossrail

A few years ago Crossrail Ltd commissioned a study into the regeneration benefits of the scheme. Consultants estimated that Crossrail could add £5.5 billion in value to residential and commercial real estate between 2012 and 2021. In May 2013 Andrew … Continue reading

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Robert Reich and Transport

I have been reading Robert Reich’s excellent book “Beyond Outrage” which explains how the how the economy of the United States has developed since the early 1980’s when Ronald Reagan was President. So, you might ask “how is this relevant … Continue reading

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Lessons From Crossrail

The official statistics for Crossrail are certainly impressive: a total ‘funding envelope’ of £14.8 billion; 100km route from Maidenhead and Heathrow to Shenfield and Abbey Wood (via Paddington, Tottenham Court Road, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf); Europe’s largest construction project; … Continue reading

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Petrol Prices Again !

I’m fascinated to see fuel prices attracting headlines again. Its almost exactly a year since I wrote about about the impact of ‘paper markets’ on fuel prices. At last the European Commission (EC) has decided that the evidence on fuel … Continue reading

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High Oil Prices

There is some debate about the true causes of the extremely high oil prices of the last few years, and the corresponding trend in prices for petrol and diesel. Those who understand the movements of the markets point out that … Continue reading

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