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On another track: Differing views of experts and politicians on rail investments in peripheral localities

Galit Cohen-Blankshtain

Journal of Transport Geography, 2021, vol. 95, issue C

Abstract: Israeli politicians strongly support inter-urban rail investment and network development connecting peripheral localities, while transport experts voice criticism and oppose many of the planned investments. This study focuses on the lacuna in transportation scholarship regarding elected officials' expectations from rail investment in peripheral areas and its potential to reduce spatial disparities, stressing that there is little research effort to reveal the reasoning of politicians when promoting transport investment and the extent to which some of the political considerations may reflect an authentic representation of public sentiments.

Keywords: Rail; Peripheral area; Motility; Politicians; Experts (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2021.103157

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