Bus Transport: Demand, Economics, Contracting, and Policy examines the most critical and current research themes of public transport regulators, planners, operators, researchers and educators. The book highlights the wider economic impacts of public transport and compares energy usage across all public transport modes. It examines the evolving debate of Mobility as a Service and includes discussion of such themes as public image issues, performance measurement and monitoring, procurement models, travel choice and demand, and global public transport reforms. This book reflects the leading perspectives on the preservation and health of the bus sector, intending to move public transport reform forward.
This book explores the mobile ethnography of Dar es Salaam, where consultants and politicians have planned and implemented a bus rapid transit (BRT) system for two decades. It analyses the dual processes of assembling BRT in the Tanzanian metropolis and establishing BRT as a policy model of and for the Global South. The book elucidates how policy models are constructed and circulated around the globe and depicts the processes by which they are translated between, and materialise within, specific contexts. It presents the case of BRT to demonstrate how technocrats shape these processes through persuasive work aimed at disseminating and stabilising this transport model, and how local actors influence its adaptation in Dar es Salaam. The book adopts a ‘double mobility’ approach to show how this ethnography follows travelling consultants, circulating policies and moving buses to explore the fluidity of the BRT model. Linking key debates in policy mobility studies and Science and Technology Studies, enriched with postcolonial perspectives and geographies of transport and infrastructure, it offers new insights into the technopolitics of planning and implementing infrastructure systems. This book will appeal to academics and students of human geography, transport studies, science and technology studies, and African and development studies interested in the technopolitics of transport 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.
|Author||: Sanjay Kumar Singh|
|Publisher||: Amani Int'l Publishers|
|Release Date||: 2006|
|ISBN 10||: 3938054085|
|Pages||: 217 pages|
Cities play a vital role in economic growth and prosperity. Sustainable development of cities largely depends upon their physical, social and institutional infrastructure. In this context, the importance of transportation system is paramount. Urban transportation is probably the single most important component instrumental in shaping urban development and urban living. While urban areas may be viewed asengines of growth, urban transport is, figuratively and literally, the wheel of that engine. As cities expand to the point where walking can no longer satisfy the mobility requirements of the people, public transport becomes the major mode of transportation. Until recently the main function of public transport was to satisfy the individual needs of the less affluent members of the society. Now, it is requiredto attract all segments of the society to provide congestion relief and environmental preservation. Productivity improvement and efficiency in the public transport system must be concerned not only with keeping costs down, but also with providing a flexible framework within which all income groups can use public transport with confidence and convenience.
Imagine a bus system that is fast, frequent, and reliable—what would that change about your city? Buses can and should be the cornerstone of urban transportation. They offer affordable mobility and can connect citizens with every aspect of their lives. But in the US, they have long been an afterthought in budgeting and planning. With a compelling narrative and actionable steps, Better Buses, Better Cities inspires us to fix the bus. Transit expert Steven Higashide shows us what a successful bus system looks like with real-world stories of reform—such as Houston redrawing its bus network overnight, Boston making room on its streets to put buses first, and Indianapolis winning better bus service on Election Day. Higashide shows how to marshal the public in support of better buses and how new technologies can keep buses on time and make complex transit systems understandable. Higashide argues that better bus systems will create better cities for all citizens. The consequences of subpar transit service fall most heavily on vulnerable members of society. Transit systems should be planned to be inclusive and provide better service for all. These are difficult tasks that require institutional culture shifts; doing all of them requires resilient organizations and transformational leadership. Better bus service is key to making our cities better for all citizens. Better Buses, Better Cities describes how decision-makers, philanthropists, activists, and public agency leaders can work together to make the bus a win in any city.
|Release Date||: 1973|
|Pages||: 28 pages|
Study of Vishākhapatnam district, India.
|Author||: LLC Books|
|Publisher||: Books LLC|
|Release Date||: 2010-06|
|ISBN 10||: 9781157791003|
|Pages||: 734 pages|
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 733. Not illustrated. Chapters: Bus Transport in Afghanistan, Bus Transport in Australia, Bus Transport in Brazil, Bus Transport in Canada, Bus Transport in China, Bus Transport in France, Bus Transport in Hong Kong, Bus Transport in India, Bus Transport in Malaysia, Bus Transport in Malta, Bus Transport in New Zealand, Bus Transport in Romania, Bus Transport in Singapore, Bus Transport in South Korea, Bus Transport in Taiwan, Bus Transport in Thailand, Bus Transport in the Czech Republic, Bus Transport in the Faroe Islands, Bus Transport in the United Kingdom, Bus Transportation in Puerto Rico, Bus Transportation in Spain, Bus Transportation in the United States, Arriva, Bus Routes in Singapore, Translink Services, List of Melbourne Bus Routes, Canberra Bus Routes, Rapid Penang, List of Perth Bus Routes, Rapidkl Buses, Park and Ride Bus Services in the United Kingdom, Taipei Bus, Atheist Bus Campaign, List of Bus Routes in Malta, Action, Buses in Melbourne, Bangkok Mass Transit Authority, Great American Streetcar Scandal, Transport in Milford Sound, Transperth, Adelaide Metro, History of Bus Transport in Hong Kong, Brisbane Transport, Buses in Kuala Lumpur, Delhi Bus Rapid Transit System, Surfside Buslines, Buses in Sydney, Malta Bus, List of Bus Operators of the United Kingdom, Bus Routes in Newcastle, New South Wales, List of Former Bus Stations in Singapore, Bus Preservation in the United Kingdom, Articulated Buses in the United Kingdom, Autoridad Metropolitana de Autobuses, History of the Pte Bus Operations, Bus Deregulation in Great Britain, Buses in Adelaide, City Sightseeing, Public Light Bus, Kowloon Motor Bus Fleet, Charabanc, Go Wellington, Intercity, Illawarra Bus Routes, New South Wales, Open Top Buses in the United Kingdom, Citibus, Sbs Transit Service 143, Geelong Transit System, Kowloon Motor Bus Fleet Numbering, ...