Public Transportation Quality of Service

Public Transportation Quality of Service
Author: Luigi Dell ́Olio,Angel Ibeas,Juan de Oña,Rocío de Oña
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2017-10-11
ISBN 10: 0081022794
ISBN 13: 9780081022795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Transportation Quality of Service Book Review:

Public Transportation Quality of Service: Factors, Models, and Applications is the first book to help researchers better understand the contributing factors that can improve public transportation perception among users. The book compiles in one place metrics currently dispersed in journal articles, government publications and book chapters. It critically analyzes currently available modeling methodologies such as the Ordered Logit/Probit model and Models of Structural Equations, highlighting their advantages and disadvantages. The book addresses models of desired quality, including the views of users and non-users, discussing the gap between desired and perceived quality. The book also examines data mining approaches such as decision trees and neural networks, showing how to involve the public in the decision-making process to create policies that encourage public transport demand. Measuring passenger’s views on public transportation is of critical concern to promote wider transit use in cities around the world. Includes insights from both theoretical and practical points of view for both researchers and practitioners Features case studies in each chapter that apply models discussed Helps readers develop and design their own studies for measuring quality of service Shows how to include perceived quality in contracts Provides access to the survey formulas and data to better enable implementation of models

Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual

Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Transportation Research Board
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 0309087767
ISBN 13: 9780309087766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual Book Review:

CD includes pdf version of the print book plus supplementary Excel spreadsheets and a library of related TCRP publications.

Customer Satisfaction Evaluation

Customer Satisfaction Evaluation
Author: Evangelos Grigoroudis,Yannis Siskos
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2009-11-07
ISBN 10: 1441916407
ISBN 13: 9781441916402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Customer Satisfaction Evaluation Book Review:

This important new work provides a comprehensive discussion of the customer satisfaction evaluation problem. It presents an overview of the existing methodologies as well as the development and implementation of an original multicriteria method dubbed MUSA.

Human Transit

Human Transit
Author: Jarrett Walker
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2012-07-29
ISBN 10: 1610911741
ISBN 13: 9781610911740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Transit Book Review:

Public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change. But while many people support transit in the abstract, it's often hard to channel that support into good transit investments. Part of the problem is that transit debates attract many kinds of experts, who often talk past each other. Ordinary people listen to a little of this and decide that transit is impossible to figure out. Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus first on the underlying geometry that all transit technologies share. In Human Transit, Walker supplies the basic tools, the critical questions, and the means to make smarter decisions about designing and implementing transit services. Human Transit explains the fundamental geometry of transit that shapes successful systems; the process for fitting technology to a particular community; and the local choices that lead to transit-friendly development. Whether you are in the field or simply a concerned citizen, here is an accessible guide to achieving successful public transit that will enrich any community.

Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports

Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports
Author: Leigh Fisher Associates,Matthew A. Coogan,Transit Cooperative Research Program
Publsiher: Transportation Research Board
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780309066594
ISBN 13: 030906659X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports Book Review:

Examines legal, financial, institutional, technical, jurisdictional and other factors affecting public transportation to airports.

The Future of Disability in America

The Future of Disability in America
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Disability in America
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2007-10-24
ISBN 10: 0309104726
ISBN 13: 9780309104722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Disability in America Book Review:

The future of disability in America will depend on how well the U.S. prepares for and manages the demographic, fiscal, and technological developments that will unfold during the next two to three decades. Building upon two prior studies from the Institute of Medicine (the 1991 Institute of Medicine's report Disability in America and the 1997 report Enabling America), The Future of Disability in America examines both progress and concerns about continuing barriers that limit the independence, productivity, and participation in community life of people with disabilities. This book offers a comprehensive look at a wide range of issues, including the prevalence of disability across the lifespan; disability trends the role of assistive technology; barriers posed by health care and other facilities with inaccessible buildings, equipment, and information formats; the needs of young people moving from pediatric to adult health care and of adults experiencing premature aging and secondary health problems; selected issues in health care financing (e.g., risk adjusting payments to health plans, coverage of assistive technology); and the organizing and financing of disability-related research. The Future of Disability in America is an assessment of both principles and scientific evidence for disability policies and services. This book's recommendations propose steps to eliminate barriers and strengthen the evidence base for future public and private actions to reduce the impact of disability on individuals, families, and society.

Paratransit in African Cities

Paratransit in African Cities
Author: Roger Behrens,Dorothy McCormick,David Mfinanga
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN 10: 1317910109
ISBN 13: 9781317910107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paratransit in African Cities Book Review:

Public transport systems in contemporary Sub-Saharan African cities are heavily reliant upon paratransit services. These services are defined as informal transportation which operates between the public and individual private spheres. In Africa paratransit is characterized by low quality of vehicles and chaotic management but it also provides cheap, accessible and flexible transport solutions for the urban poor. It is typically poorly regulated and operates as a set of informal businesses. A common result of weak public sector regulation and a fare strategy in which owners claim a fixed daily revenue target and drivers who keep the variable balance as income, is destructive competition and poor quality of service. There is an incontrovertible case for improving the quality, reliability and coverage of public transport systems, and some city governments have attempted to do so by initiating reform projects that envisage the phased replacement of paratransit operations with formalised bus rapid transit systems. In this book the authors argue that there are, however, path dependencies and constraints that limit the possible extent of public transport system reform. Paratransit operations also have some inherent advantages with respect to demand responsiveness and service innovation. Attempts to eradicate paratransit may be neither pragmatic nor strategic. Two future scenarios are likely: hybrid systems comprised of both paratransit and formally planned modes; and systems improved by upgrades and strengthened regulation of existing paratransit services. The business strategies and aspirations of incumbent paratransit operators in three case cities – Cape Town, Dar es Salaam and Nairobi – are discussed, as well as their attitudes towards emerging public transport reform projects. International experiences of hybrid system regulation and paratransit business development are reviewed in order to explore policy options. The authors contend that policies recognising paratransit operators, and seeking contextually appropriate complementarity with formalised planned services, will produce greater benefits than policies ignoring their continued existence.

Transport Strategies for Net Zero Systems by Design

Transport Strategies for Net Zero Systems by Design
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2021-11-08
ISBN 10: 926486878X
ISBN 13: 9789264868786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transport Strategies for Net Zero Systems by Design Book Review:

Efforts that primarily focus on incremental change in systems that are unsustainable by design are one of the main barriers to scaling up climate action. This report applies the OECD well-being lens process to the transport sector.

Applied Choice Analysis

Applied Choice Analysis
Author: David A. Hensher,John M.. Rose,John M. Rose,William H. Greene
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 717
Release: 2005-06-02
ISBN 10: 9780521844260
ISBN 13: 0521844266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Choice Analysis Book Review:

In this primer the authors provide an unintimidating introduction to the main techniques of choice analysis.

Self sustaining Public Transportation Services Technical report

Self sustaining Public Transportation Services  Technical report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556029442423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self sustaining Public Transportation Services Technical report Book Review:

Analysis of 3 services: Lindenwold Line, Chicago and North Western commuter operations and Manhattan/Bronx express bus services.

Self sustaining Public Transportation Services Guidelines for implementation

Self sustaining Public Transportation Services  Guidelines for implementation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556029442415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self sustaining Public Transportation Services Guidelines for implementation Book Review:

Analysis of 3 services: Lindenwold Line, Chicago and North Western commuter operations and Manhattan/Bronx express bus services.

Accessible Public Transportation

Accessible Public Transportation
Author: Aaron Steinfeld,Jordana L. Maisel,Edward Steinfeld
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN 10: 1351644602
ISBN 13: 9781351644600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accessible Public Transportation Book Review:

The United States is home to more than 54 million people with disabilities. This book looks at public transit and transportation systems with a focus on new and emerging needs for individuals with disabilities, including the elderly. The book covers the various technologies, policies, and programs that researchers and transportation stakeholders are exploring or putting into place. Examples of innovations are provided, with close attention to inclusive solutions that serve the needs of all transportation users.

Public Transportation Systems Principles Of System Design Operations Planning And Real time Control

Public Transportation Systems  Principles Of System Design  Operations Planning And Real time Control
Author: Daganzo Carlos F,Ouyang Yanfeng
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-03-20
ISBN 10: 9813224118
ISBN 13: 9789813224117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Transportation Systems Principles Of System Design Operations Planning And Real time Control Book Review:

This unique book explains how to think systematically about public transportation through the lens of physics models. The book includes aspects of system design, resource management, operations and control. It presents both, basic theories that reveal fundamental issues, and practical recipes that can be readily used for real-world applications. The principles conveyed in this book cover not only traditional transit modes such as subways, buses and taxis but also the newer mobility services that are being enabled by advances in telematics and robotics.Although the book is rigorous, it includes numerous exercises and a presentation style suitable for senior undergraduate or entry-level graduate students in engineering. The book can also serve as a reference for transportation professionals and researchers keen in this field.

Transit Street Design Guide

Transit Street Design Guide
Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN 10: 1610917472
ISBN 13: 9781610917476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transit Street Design Guide Book Review:

"The Transit Street Design Guide sets a new vision for how cities can harness the immense potential of transit to create active and efficient streets in neighborhoods and downtowns alike. Building on the Urban Street Design Guide and Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the Transit Street Design Guide details how reliable public transportation depends on a commitment to transit at every level of design. Developed through a new peer network of NACTO members and transit agency partners, the Guide provides street transportation departments, transit operating agencies, leaders, and practitioners with the tools to actively prioritize transit on the street."--Site Web de NACTO.

Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning

Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning
Author: Knoflacher, Hermann,Ocalir-Akunal, Ebru V.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 1522521178
ISBN 13: 9781522521174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning Book Review:

While modern cities continue to grow and become more efficient in many sectors as their population increases, public transportation has not yet caught up. As a significant industry in contemporary society, further progress in transportation systems is more vital than ever. Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning is an informative reference source that outlines why current transportation systems have become inefficient in modern societies, and offers solutions for the improvement of transportation infrastructures. Highlighting key topics such as parking organization, car ownership, energy consumption, and highway performance, this is a detailed resource for all practitioners, academics, graduate students, and researchers that are interested in studying the latest trends and developments in the transportation sector.

Sustainable Urban Transport Financing from the Sidewalk to the Subway

Sustainable Urban Transport Financing from the Sidewalk to the Subway
Author: Arturo Ardila-Gomez,Adriana OrtegÃ3n-Sánchez
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2015-12-31
ISBN 10: 1464807574
ISBN 13: 9781464807572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Urban Transport Financing from the Sidewalk to the Subway Book Review:

Urban transport systems are essential for economic development and improving citizens' quality of life. To establish high-quality and affordable transport systems, cities must ensure their financial sustainability to fund new investments in infrastructure while also funding maintenance and operation of existing facilities and services. However, many cities in developing countries are stuck in an "underfunding trap" for urban transport, in which large up-front investments are needed for new transport infrastructure that will improve the still small-scale, and perhaps, poor-quality systems, but revenue is insufficient to cover maintenance and operation expenses, let alone new investment projects. The urban transport financing gap in these cities is further widened by the implicit subsidies for the use of private cars, which represent a minority of trips but contribute huge costs in terms of congestion, sprawl, accidents, and pollution. Using an analytical framework based on the concept of "Who Benefits Pays," 24 types of financing instruments are assessed in terms of their social, economic and environmental impacts and their ability to fund urban transport capital investments, operational expenses, and maintenance. Urban transport financing needs to be based on an appropriate mix of complementary financing instruments. In particular for capital investments, a combination of grants †“from multiple levels of government†“ and loans together with investments through public private partnerships could finance large projects that benefit society. Moreover, the property tax emerges as a key financing instrument for capital, operation, and maintenance expenses. By choosing the most appropriate mix of financing instruments and focusing on wise investments, cities can design comprehensive financing for all types of urban transport projects, using multi-level innovative revenue sources that promote efficient pricing schemes, increase overall revenue, strengthen sustainable transport, and cover capital investments, operation, and maintenance for all parts of a public transport system, "from the sidewalk to the subway."

Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of Transportation Research Group of India

Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of Transportation Research Group of India
Author: Manoranjan Parida,Avijit Maji,S. Velmurugan,Animesh Das
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2022-04-22
ISBN 10: 9811699259
ISBN 13: 9789811699252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of Transportation Research Group of India Book Review:

This book (in three volumes) comprises the proceedings of the Fifth Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG2019) focusing on emerging opportunities and challenges in the field of transportation of people and freight. The contents of the volume include characterization of conventional and innovative pavement materials, operational effects of road geometry, user impact of multimodal transport projects, spatial analysis of travel patterns, socio-economic impacts of transport projects, analysis of transportation policy and planning for safety and security, technology enabled models of mobility services, etc. This book will be beneficial to researchers, educators, practitioners and policy makers alike.

Trains Buses People

Trains  Buses  People
Author: Christof Spieler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN 10: 9781610919029
ISBN 13: 1610919025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trains Buses People Book Review:

In Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit, transportation expert Christof Spieler shows how cities can build successful transit. He profiles the 47 metropolitan areas in the US that have rail transit or BRT, using data, photos, and maps for easy comparison. The best and worst systems are ranked and Spieler offers analysis of how geography, politics, and history complicate transit planning. In this fun and accessible guide, he shows how the unique circumstances of every city have resulted in very different transit systems. In the end, Trains, Buses, People shows what is possible with the right tools to build good transit.

Public Transportation

Public Transportation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9780309369800
ISBN 13: 0309369800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Transportation Book Review:

This issue contains papers on the management, performance, and quality of service aspects of public transportation. Specific topics addressed include the following: rising costs of transit; a demand-sensitive candidate route generation algorithm; improper use of bus bays; public transport transfer synchronization; sustainable surface modes for short-distance travel; planned disruptions of mass transit systems; and quantification of the true cost of transit. Other topics addressed are: service quality of a high-speed rail system; zones of tolerance for transit service quality; longitudinal in-vehicle traveler experience and the impact of a service reduction; and user satisfaction.

Benchmarking and Regulation in Transport

Benchmarking and Regulation in Transport
Author: Nash, Chris,Bruzzone, Ginevra
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN 10: 1800374348
ISBN 13: 9781800374348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Benchmarking and Regulation in Transport Book Review:

This insightful book provides readers with an in-depth discussion of the use of benchmarking in regulation in the European transport sector. It argues that benchmarking is invaluable to regulators, particularly in the transport sector where the pressures of competition in – or for – the market are often absent.