Bus Transport, Vol 18. Research in Transportation Economics

  • ID: 1757807
  • Book
  • 538 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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The bus is the most patronised of all land-based public passenger mode but is seen as a somewhat unglamorous means of supporting mobility and accessibility, in contrast to rail - heavy and light, yet offers so much to the travelling public as well as offering attractive sustainability opportunities. This book reflects the author's perspective on issues of importance to the preservation and health of the bus sector. The twenty one chapters cover the themes of institutional reform, performance measurement and monitoring, service quality, costing and pricing of services including commercial and non-commercial contracts, travel choice and demand, integrated bus-based systems, and public transport policy, especially challenges in growing patronage.

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Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Organisation and ownership of public transport service

Chapter 3: User needs and impact on public transport

Chapter 4: Contracting options

Chapter 5: Contract areas and service quality issues in public transit provision: some thoughts on the european and australian context

Chapter 6: Performance-based quality contracts in bus service provision

Chapter 7: Performance-based quality contracts for the bus sector: Delivering social and commercial value for money

Chapter 8: Delivering value for money to government through efficient and effective public transit service continuity: Some thoughts

Chapter 9: Melbourne's Public Transport Franchising: Lessons for PPPs

Chapter 10: Establishing a Fare Elasticity Regime for Urban Passenger Transport

Chapter 11: Preserving the symmetry of estimated commuter travel elasticities

Chapter 12: TRESIS (Transport and Environmental Strategy Impact Simulator): A Case Study

Chapter 13: Productivity Measurement in the Urban Bus Sector

Chapter 14: A service quality index for area-wide contract performance assessment

Chapter 15: Developing a service quality index (SQI) in the provision of commercial bus contracts

Chapter 16: Non-commercial contract reimbursement: the institute of transport studies (ITS) model

Chapter 17: A bus-based transitway or light rail? Continuing the saga on choice versus blind commitment

Chapter 18: The future of exclusive busways: the Brazilian experience

Chapter 19: The imbalance between car and public transport use in urban Australia: why does it exist?

Chapter 20: Urban public transport delivery in Australia: issues and challenges in retaining and growing patronage

Chapter 21: Urban public transport agendas and challenges


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Hensher, David A
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