A game theory approach to urban public transport integration policy

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Journal Article

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planning - integration, place - urban, mode - mass transit


Urban transportation policy, Transit operating agencies, Transit lines, Transit, Public transit lines, Public transit, Mass transit lines, Mass transit, Local transit, Game theory, Equilibrium (Economics), Case studies


A game theoretic conceptual framework model is presented to highlight strategies undertaken by individual public transport operators, public or private, vis-à-vis operational integration strategies. The Nash equilibrium is used to identify possible outcomes in various market situations. These are compared with reported case studies. The model, as a strategy-guiding tool, may be used to assist transport policy decision-makers concerned with public transport integration in identifying the most cost-effective form of intervention and its timely implementation.


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