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Bus Transport

Economics, Policy and Planning

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.

Audience
Academics and researchers in city planning, transportation, economics, and the social sciences

Hardbound, 538 Pages

Published: January 2007

Imprint: Jai Press (elsevier)

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1408-9

Contents

  • CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 2: ORGANISATION AND OWNERSHIP OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICESCHAPTER 3: USER NEEDS AND IMPACT ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTCHAPTER 4: CONTRACTING OPTIONSCHAPTER 5: CONTRACT AREAS AND SERVICE QUALITY ISSUES IN PUBLIC TRANSIT PROVISION: SOME THOUGHTS ON THE EUROPEAN AND AUSTRALIAN CONTEXTCHAPTER 6: PERFORMANCE-BASED QUALITY CONTRACTS IN BUS SERVICE PROVISIONCHAPTER 7: PERFORMANCE-BASED QUALITY CONTRACTS FOR THE BUS SECTOR: DELIVERING SOCIAL AND COMMERCIAL VALUE FOR MONEYCHAPTER 8: DELIVERING VALUE FOR MONEY TO GOVERNMENT THROUGH EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICE CONTINUITY: SOME THOUGHTSCHAPTER 9: MELBOURNE’S PUBLIC TRANSPORT FRANCHISING: LESSONS FOR PPPSCHAPTER 10: ESTABLISHING A FARE ELASTICITY REGIME FOR URBAN PASSENGER TRANSPORTCHAPTER 11: PRESERVING THE SYMMETRY OF ESTIMATED COMMUTER TRAVEL ELASTICITIESCHAPTER 12: TRESIS (TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY IMPACT SIMULATOR): A CASE STUDYCHAPTER 13: PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT IN THE URBAN BUS SECTORCHAPTER 14: A SERVICE QUALITY INDEX FOR AREA-WIDE CONTRACT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTCHAPTER 15: DEVELOPING A SERVICE QUALITY INDEX (SQI) IN THE PROVISION OF COMMERCIAL BUS CONTRACTSCHAPTER 16: NON-COMMERCIAL CONTRACT REIMBURSEMENT: THE INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORT STUDIES (ITS) MODELCHAPTER 17: A BUS-BASED TRANSITWAY OR LIGHT RAIL? CONTINUING THE SAGA ON CHOICE VERSUS BLIND COMMITMENTCHAPTER 18: THE FUTURE OF EXCLUSIVE BUSWAYS: THE BRAZILIAN EXPERIENCECHAPTER 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 PATRONAGECHAPTER 21: URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT AGENDAS AND CHALLENGES

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