Making Public Transport Work

This patterning is inconvenient for our attempt to make public transport work, for even if services are much improved, most people will continue to drive. This may be seen as a sign of public irrationality and thus cause for ...

Making Public Transport Work

People have always traveled, but over the last century there has been an unprecedented increase in mobility. Hundreds of millions commute daily between home and work, relying more and more on cars and less on urban and intercity public transport. Faced with environmental concerns and the negative cultural and social effects of urban sprawl, governments and other agencies have attempted to reverse the decline in public transport use. In Making Public Transportation Work P.M. Bunting examines why problems have arisen and how they might be corrected. Bunting shows that transportation providers have failed to identify target customers and have not organized these services efficiently. He demonstrates that public transport providers must address organizational issues and define customer needs and preferences, arguing that customer needs can best be served by private, rather than public, carriers offering door-to-door (rather than station-to-station) transportation. In contrast, public agencies can best support public transportation by addressing not direct delivery of services but such matters as equitable safety and environmental regulation and effective, fair management of roads.

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Making Public Transport Work
Language: en
Pages: 161
Authors: Mark Bunting
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

An examination of urban and intercity transport, looking at the changes that need to be made to give transit renewed life.
The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport
Language: en
Pages: 630
Authors: Corinne Mulley, John Nelson, Stephen Ison
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-13 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport is a reference work of chapters providing in-depth examination of the current issues and future developments facing public transport. Chapters in this book are dedicated to specific key topics, identifying the challenges therein and pointing to emerging areas of research and concern. The content
Handbook on Transport and Urban Planning in the Developed World
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Michiel C.J. Bliemer, Corinne Mulley, Claudine J. Moutou
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-26 - Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

This Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of all of the major factors that underpin our understanding of urban and transport planning in the developed world. Combining urban and transport planning in one volume, the chapters present the state of the art as well as new research and directions for the future.
Urban Transport in the Developing World
Language: en
Pages: 656
Authors: Harry T. Dimitriou, Ralph Gakenheimer
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-01 - Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

Policy-making for urban transport and planning of economies in the developing world present major challenges for countries facing rapid urbanisation and rampant motorisation, alongside growing commitments to sustainability. These challenges include: coping with financial deficits, providing for the poor, dealing meaningfully with global warming and energy shortages, addressing traffic congestion
Moving the Masses: Bus-Rapid Transit (BRT) Policies in Low Income Asian Cities
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Suryani Eka Wijaya, Muhammad Imran
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-25 - Publisher: Springer

Public transport in low-income Asian (LIA) cities fails to meet people’s mobility needs, generates high greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and worsens social exclusion. Following successful Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects in Bogota and Curitibá, LIA countries promoted BRT in their large to medium-sized cities. However, the political and institutional structure