1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport

Edited By Corinne Mulley, John Nelson, Stephen Ison Copyright 2021
    630 Pages 105 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    630 Pages 105 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport is a reference work of chapters providing in-depth examination of the current issues and future developments facing public transport.

    Chapters in this book are dedicated to specific key topics, identifying the challenges therein and pointing to emerging areas of research and concern. The content is written by an international group of expert contributors and is enhanced through contributions from practitioners to deliver a broader perspective. The Handbook deals with public transport policy context, modal settings, public transport environment, public transport delivery issues, smart card data for planning and the future of public transport.

    This comprehensive reference work will be a vital source for academics, researchers and transport practitioners in public transport management, transport policy and transport planning.

    Preface; SECTION 1: POLICY CONTECT; Chapter 1: Regulatory Frameworks in Public Transport including Tendering David Hensher; Chapter 2: Public transport governance Fabio Hirschhorn and Wijnand Veeneman; Chapter 3: Mobility-as-a-Service and Public Transport Goran Smith; Chapter 4: Public transport use: the ‘soft’ side of the story Veronique Van Acker, Mario Cools; Chapter 5: Inter-city modal competition Roger Vickerman; Chapter 6: Public transport integration Lucy Budd and Stephen Ison; Chapter 7: Intermodal Connections Bianca Eiben and Jianqiang Cui; Chapter 8: Public Transport and the Environment Tsoi Ka Ho and Becky P.Y. Loo; Chapter 9: Community Participation in Public Transport Decision Making Lake Sagaris; Chapter 10: Land value gains and value capture: the potential for financing public transport infrastructure Corinne Mulley, Barbara T.H. Yen and Min Zhang; Chapter 11: Public Transport Evaluation Glen Weisbrod and Naomi Stein; Chapter 12: Public Transport Productivity and Efficiency Assessment Jonathan Cowie; SECTION 2: MODAL SETTINGS; Chapter 13: Bus – from Workhorse to Thoroughbred Frits Olyslagers, Corinne Mulley and John Nelson; Chapter 14: Rail – Urban, Suburban and Regional Simon Blainey and John Preston; Chapter 15: Air passenger services Lucy Budd and Stephen Ison; Chapter 16: Seeking Economic and Social Success with Sustainable Urban Ferry Services James D. Frost and Mary Brooks; Chapter 17: Flexible Transport including rural issues John Nelson and Steve Wright; Chapter 18: Informal paratransit in the Global South Roger Behrens, Saksith Chalermpong and Daniel Oviedo; Chapter 19: Taxis Matt Daus; SECTION 3: PUBLIC TRANSPORT ENVIRONMENT; Chapter 20: The health impacts of public transport Melanie Crane and Chris Standen; Chapter 21: Demand Estimation for Public Transport Network Planning Wenzhe Sun and Jan-Dirk Schmöcker; Chapter 22: The first/last mile connection to public transport Christo Venter; Chapter 23: PT and the Built Environment Murtaza Haider and Ahmed Elgeneidy; Chapter 24: Intelligent Mobility and Big Data for Planning, Trust and Privacy Caitlin Cottrill; SECTION 4: SPECIFIC PUBLIC TRANSPORT DELIVERY ISSUES; Chapter 25: The provision of service information for public transport Nigel Halpern; Chapter 26: Public transport and social inclusion John Stanley and Janet Stanley; Chapter 27: Public Transport and Travel with Dogs Jennifer L. Kent, Corinne Mulley, Laura Goh, Nick Stevens; Chapter 28: Public transport use in later life Charles Musselwhite and Maria Attard; Chapter 29: Parking Provision, Parking Demand and Public Transport Accessibility Barbara Yen and Corinne Mulley; Chapter 30: Intermodal Strategies Combining Bicycles and Public Transport to Improve Service and Acceptability Lake Sagaris; Chapter 31: Accessibility and Design for All Nick Tyler; Chapter 32: Network Planning and Design Gustav Nielsen; SECTION 5: SMART CARD DATA FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT PLANNING; Chapter 33: Smart Card Data and Its Use in Public Transport Research: an Overview Chinh Ho; Chapter 34: The use of Smart Card Data to Analysis Platform Crowding Loan T.K. Ho, Chinh Q. Ho; Chapter 35: The Use of Smart Card Data to Analyse Railway Station Waiting Times Geoffrey Clifton; Chapter 36: Smart card data and planning for public transport: a case study from South East Queensland, Australia Barbara Yen; Chapter 37: Variability of passenger travel patterns observed using smart card data in Japan Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Shasha Liu and Toshiyuki Nakamura; Chapter 38: Analysis of Skip-and-Stop Planning Using Smart Card data Seungjae Lee and Madiha Bencekri; Chapter 39: Analysis on the impactof bus frequency reductions on commuters using smartcard data Yuya Utsumi, Jan-Dirk Schmoecker and Toshiyuki Nakamura; SECTION 6: THE FUTURE; Chapter 40: Automated Vehicles and Vehicles of the Future Louis Alcorn and Kara Kockleman; Chapter 41: Public transport technology for the future Roberto Palacin; Chapter 42: Public Transport and Governance of Smart Mobility  Kate Pangbourne; Chapter 43: Public transport and the future of mobility Glenn Lyons


    Corinne Mulley was the inaugural Chair of Public Transport at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney. She is now Professor Emerita at the University of Sydney and Honorary Professor at Aberdeen University. Corinne is a transport economist and is active in transport research at the interface of transport policy and economics, in particular on issues relating to public transport. She has provided both practical and strategic advice on transport evaluation, including economic impact analysis, benchmarking, rural transport issues and public transport management. Corinne’s research is motivated by a need to provide evidence for policy initiatives, and she has been involved in such research at local, state/regional, national/federal and European levels.

    John D. Nelson is Chair in Public Transport at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), University of Sydney, which he joined in 2019 from the University of Aberdeen, where he was Sixth Century Chair in Transport Studies and Director of the Centre for Transport Research. Before moving to Aberdeen in 2007, he was Professor of Public Transport Systems at Newcastle University, UK. John is particularly interested in the application and evaluation of new technologies to improve transport systems (with a particular focus on public transport and shared transport solutions) as well as the policy frameworks and regulatory regimes necessary to achieve sustainable mobility. He is Series Editor for Routledge’s Transport and Mobility and Transport and Society book series and recently edited a special issue on the future of public transport for Research in Transportation Business and Management.

    Stephen Ison is Professor of Air Transport Policy within Leicester Castle Business School at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He has published widely in the area of transport policy and economics and has edited, authored, or co-authored 18 books in the area and published over 130 peer-reviewed journal papers. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the World Conference on Transport Research, Editor of the journal Research in Transportation Business and Management, Associate Editor of the journal Transportation, Planning and Technology and Book Series Editor of Transport and Sustainability.