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Handbook of Public Transport Research

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Handbook of Public Transport Research

9781788978651 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Graham Currie, Professor of Public Transport, Public Transport Research Group, Institute of Transport Studies, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia
Publication Date: April 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78897 865 1 Extent: c 512 pp
Providing a comprehensive overview and analysis of the latest research in the growing field of public transport studies, this Handbook looks at the impact of urbanisation and the growth of mega-cities on public transport. Chapters examine the significant challenges facing the field that require new and original solutions, including congestion and environmental relief, and the social equity objectives that justify public transport in cities.

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Providing a comprehensive overview and analysis of the latest research in the growing field of public transport studies, this Handbook looks at the impact of urbanisation and the growth of mega-cities on public transport. Chapters examine the significant challenges facing the field that require new and original solutions, including congestion and environmental relief, and the social equity objectives that justify public transport in cities.

This cross-disciplinary Handbook explores current topics in public transport research, focusing on the impact of innovative research on planning and operations in practice. Looking at the research frontiers in this increasingly complex and growing industry, the Handbook offers detailed analysis of the foundations, trends and futures of research, user perspectives, policy, planning and operational perspectives, and the future of service developments.

A critical read for transport and urban planning students and scholars, this cutting-edge book showcases important case studies and insights into current research. The practical applications of research discussed in the Handbook will also be useful to transport and urban planners as well as public transport regulators.
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‘The Handbook is a cogent and comprehensive overview of research issues and opportunities that characterize public transport. The research areas provide insightful perspectives drawing on international experiences in operations, planning, policy and governance with a look to future trends and developments. The Handbook is a timely resource for practitioners and academics who wish to better understand the complexities intrinsic to public transport and the importance and role of research in identifying fresh ideas and solutions to help advance the state of the industry for operators and decision makers.’
– Paul P. Skoutelas, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), US

‘This is not just a book but an encyclopaedia of public transport related research. It comprehensively maps and captures the development of new knowledge needed to advance public transport. The Handbook provides a recognition of the fantastic work done by researchers all over the world and the key role of public transport to improve the quality of life of people.’
– Mohamed Mezghani, UITP, Belgium

‘Graham Currie is one of the greatest minds in public transport today and he has produced an outstanding compendium of knowledge on that topic in this book. I highly encourage those interested in the academic side of transport as well as those interested in the research on the latest trends in mobility to get this book the Handbook of Public Transport Research.’
– Paul Comfort, Author of The Future of Public Transportation and host of the Transit Unplugged podcast

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