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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: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78897 865 1 Extent: 496 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, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), US

‘This is not just a book but an encyclopaedic array 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, Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (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
Contributors
Contributors: Aaron Antrim, Laura Aston, Sean Barbeau, Maria Börjesson, Candace Brakewood, Jeffrey Brown, Oded Cats, Avishai (Avi) Ceder, Mike Corby, Selby Coxon, Miles Crumley, Boer Cui, Graham Currie, Alexa Delbosc, Felipe Delgado, James DeWeese, Ehab Diab, Ahmed El-Geneidy, Masoud Fadaei, Nicholas Fournier, Ilya Fridman, Margareta Friman, Ricardo Giesen, Anne Halvorsen, Madalena Harreman-Fernandes, Wen Xun Hu, Omar Ibarra-Rojas, Md Kamruzzaman, Haris N. Koutsopoulos, Lisa Li, Tao Liu, Emma Lucken, Zhenliang Ma, Joel Mendez, Vincent Moug, Carlyn Muir, Juan Carlos Munoz, Robbie Napper, Dristi Neog, John Preston, Mustafizur Rahaman, James Reynolds, Susan Shaheen, Amer Shalaby, Niels van Oort, Wijnand Veeneman, Kari Watkins, Andrew Wong, James Wood, Menno Yap, Jinhua Zhao, Daniel Zhou
Contents
Contents:

1 Introduction to the Handbook of Public Transport Research 1
Graham Currie

PART I RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS, TRENDS AND FUTURES
2 World transit research: state of the art 9
Nicholas Fournier and Graham Currie
3 Methodologies for empirical research on the link between the built
environment and transit use 30
Laura Aston, Graham Currie, Md Kamruzzaman and Alexa Delbosc

PART II USER PERSPECTIVES
4 Transit customer satisfaction research: is the customer always right? 57
Madalena Harreman-Fernandes, Ehab Diab, Boer Cui, James DeWeese,
Miles Crumley and Ahmed El-Geneidy
5 Personal safety on public transport: research frontiers and new tools for an
old problem 70
Graham Currie, Mustafizur Rahaman, Carlyn Muir and Alexa Delbosc
6 The power of design to enrich the public transport experience 92
Selby Coxon, Robbie Napper, Ilya Fridman and Vincent Moug
7 The paradigm shift in revenue protection research and practice 115
Graham Currie and Alexa Delbosc

PART III POLICY PERSPECTIVES
8 The governance of public transport: towards integrated design 137
Wijnand Veeneman
9 The total social cost (TSC) of public transport modes 156
John Preston
10 New approaches and insights to managing on-road public transport priority 172
James Reynolds and Graham Currie
11 Paying for public transport 202
Joel Mendez, James Wood, Dristi Neog and Jeffrey Brown

PART IV PLANNING AND OPERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
12 Public transport network resilience 226
Menno Yap and Oded Cats
13 Service reliability: a planning and operations perspective 252
Niels van Oort
14 Rail transit disruption management: a comprehensive review of strategies
and approaches 280
Amer Shalaby, Lisa Li and Ehab Diab
15 Demand management in urban railway systems: strategy, design, evaluation,
monitoring and technology 314
Zhenliang Ma, Haris N. Koutsopoulos, Anne Halvorsen and Jinhua Zhao
16 Transit signal priority: research and practice review and future needs 340
Amer Shalaby, Wen Xun Hu, Mike Corby, Andrew Wong and Daniel Zhou
17 ACES technologies and public transport operations and control 373
Juan Carlos Munoz, Ricardo Giesen, Felipe Delgado and
Omar Ibarra-Rojas
18 Research in public transport vehicle scheduling 388
Tao Liu and Avishai (Avi) Ceder

PART V SERVICE DEVELOPMENT AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
19 Incorporating Mobility-on-Demand (MOD) and Mobility-as-a-Service
(MaaS) automotive services into public transportation 410
Emma Lucken and Susan Shaheen
20 Large increases in bus use in Sweden: lessons learned 434
Maria Börjesson, Margareta Friman and Masoud Fadaei
21 Advances in transit customer information 454
Kari Watkins, Candace Brakewood, Sean Barbeau and Aaron Antrim

Index 473

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