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Public Transport Development
Public transport solutions play a crucial role in the challenge for sustainable urban transports. Not only are these transports a prerequisite for reaching acceptable living standards for residents with relatively lower income, but they also represent a strategic resource for maintaining the competitiveness of urban regions. As cities grow, there is a need to further develop underlying organisations and transport systems. The theme Public Transport Development present research exploring the potential ways on how to make public transports more attractive for passengers and residents, and in the long run more competitive.
Key words
Benchmarking, integration of transportation systems, best practice, paratransit transports, fare policy, public transport assessment, operational innovations, transit priority, transit network structure

Research covered by the theme typically includes:
Benchmarking and performance assessment
Benchmarking and assessment of public transport systems, including customer satisfaction, economic performance, equitable access
Best practice models for operating public transports, including topics such as access, fare policies, passenger safety etc

Finance solutions
Financing public transports
Comparison of private and integrated PT solutions

Network design
Improved network design
Innovations to avoid bus bunching and eliminate bus bunching

Integrated transport systems
Networked systems of public transport services
Integration of public transports with complementary transportation modes like taxi, car sharing, bicycle
Paratransit transports

IT-solutions
Webb & mobile services, driver communication etc

Publications within this theme:
On the capacity of isolated, curbside bus stops
Research organisation: CoE Berkeley, USA
Year: 2011
Type: Research article

Assessing the cost of transfer inconvenience in public transport systems: A case study of the London Underground
Research organisation: CoE Santiago, Chile
Year: 2011
Type: Research article

BUSREP - Strategies for better user representation in public transport
Research organisation: Nexus Institut für kooperationsmanagement und interdiszipölinäre forschung, Berlin
Year: 2010
Type: Final Report

Smooth, Efficient, Safe, Green—Main Issues of Sustainable Urban Public Transport in China
Research organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Year: 2010
Type: Book

Reliability improvement in short headway transit services - schedule- and headway based holding strategies
Research organisation: CoE Santiago, Chile
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Service reliability measurement using automated fare card data - application to the London Underground
Research organisation: CoE Santiago, Chile
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Comparing operator and users costs of light rail, heavy rail and bus rapid transit over a radial public transport network
Research organisation: CoE Santiago, Chile
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Competing for level of service in the provision of mobility services: concepts, processes and measures
Research organisation: CoE Santiago, Chile
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Contracting regimes for bus services: what have we learnt after 20 years?
Research organisation: CoE Santiago, Chile
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Passenger experience with quality‐enhanced bus service: the Tyne and Wear ‘Superoute’ services
Research organisation: CoE Santiago, Chile
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Servicegarantien im öffentlichen Vehrkehr - Analyse und Handlungsempfehlungen
Research organisation: Other
Year: 2009
Type: Book chapter

Public Transport and its Users – The Passenger’s Perspective in Planning and Customer Care
Research organisation: Other
Year: 2009
Type: Book

Draft of Policy Recommendation on Promoting Urban Public Transport Priority Development in China
Research organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Year: 2009
Type: Report

Public transport mode satisfaction in Cape Town: Findings of a passenger intercept survey
Research organisation: CoE Cape Town, South Africa
Year: 2009
Type: Conference proceedings

Kundendienst im öffentlichen Vehrkehr. Serviceleistungen der Vehrkehrsunternehmen im europäischen Vergleich
Research organisation: Other
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

Servicegarantien im ÖPNV. Analyse der bisherigen Angebote auf dem deutschen Verkehrsmarkt und Potenziale der Optimierung
Research organisation: Other
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

Schlichten , aber richtig - Ombudsleute im Nahverkehr
Research organisation: Other
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

Future of urban transport - The effect of public transport investment on car ownership
Research organisation: Bergiske Univrsität Wuppertal Fachzentrum Verkehr
Year: 2007
Type: Final Report

Citizens' involvement and the representation of passenger interests in public transport
Research organisation: Other
Year: 2005
Type: Research article

Öffentlicher Verkehr: "Beförderungsfälle" melden sich zu Wort
Research organisation: Other
Year: 2005
Type: Research article

Toolbox for Better USer REPresentation in urban public transport (BUSREP2)
Research organisation: Smaller Projects Abstracts
Year: 2005
Type: Final Report

No ongoing call.

The earlier call dated 131221, Financing Urban Access, Research Director, is now closed for application and the review process is ongoing. 

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