Title

REGULATION OF ROAD-BASED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND STRATEGIES FOR THE DEVELOPING WORLD

Authors

G B. Darido

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2003

Subject Area

land use - planning, policy - sustainable, organisation - competition, organisation - regulation, mode - bus, mode - mass transit, mode - paratransit

Keywords

Under developed countries, Transit, Third world, Sustainable development, Sustainability, Strategies, Strategic planning, Regulation, Public transit, Priorities, Paratransit services, Objectives, Methodology, Methodologies, Mass transit, Local transit, Less developed countries, Jitneys, Intracity bus transportation, Goals, Dial a ride, Developing countries, Competition, Bus transit

Abstract

In most cities of the developing world road-based public transport (i.e., buses, paratransit, jitneys, etc.) is the primary mode of motorized travel. Varying degrees of regulation control its provision; regulation is sometimes the role of government, private organizations, or the operators themselves. Many characteristics of developing world cities and travel markets influence the implementation and performance of regulatory schemes for public transportation. By exploring these factors and the spectrum of regulatory options, it is possible to suggest a methodology framework to make regulation and competition of public transportation services more effective and sustainable. This methodology attempts to capture local conditions, priorities, implementation issues, and sustainability strategies for developing regulatory schemes. Research concludes with suggested practices and strategies to increase the acceptance and sustainability of regulations by maximizing the potential benefits and minimizing the negative impacts.