Workshop 5 report: Network and system planning

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Journal Article

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economics - appraisal/evaluation, economics - subsidy, place - africa, place - asia, place - australasia, place - europe, place - north america, place - south america, policy - equity, policy - fares, ridership - perceptions


Patronage, Network design, Pricing, Subsidy, Technology, Investment


A renewed interest in public transport analysis and development has triggered a debate among policy makers, practitioners and stakeholders regarding technologies, design, pricing, subsidies and contract forms for optimal policy, including social well-being and the financing of public transport reform. Here we present contents and conclusions of workshop 5 of the Thredbo 12 Conference held in Durban, South Africa, where we analysed a series of recent theoretical developments on the links among demand, technology and the design of public transport systems, which we coupled with the examination of several case studies in order to feed the discussion regarding the relations among the strategic, tactical and operational elements that should be considered when designing a public transport policy.


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