This publication explores the long-term opportunities and challenges facing major gateway and transport hub infrastructures – ports, airports and major rail corridors – in the coming decades. It uses projections and scenarios to assess the broader economic outlook and future infrastructure requirements, and examines the options for financing these, not least against the backdrop of the economic recession and financial crisis which have significantly modified the risks and potential rewards associated with major infrastructure projects. Building on numerous in-depth case studies from Europe, North America and Asia, the book offers insights into the economic prospects for these key facilities and identifies policy options for improved gateway and corridor infrastructure in the future.
Part I: The traffic growth challenge
Part II: Opportunities and challenges for strategic transport infrastructure
Part III: Meeting the challenge: Possibilities for gateway management, funding, finance and planning