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.

part Part A|168 pages

Policy context

chapter 1|18 pages

Regulatory frameworks in public transport including tendering

ByDavid A. Hensher

chapter 2|12 pages

Public transport governance

ByFabio Hirschhorn, Wijnand Veeneman

chapter 3|13 pages

Mobility as a service and public transport

ByGöran Smith

chapter 4|15 pages

Public transport use

The ‘soft’ side of the story
ByVeronique Van Acker, Sazkia Sandoval, Mario Cools

chapter 5|11 pages

Intercity modal competition

ByRoger Vickerman

chapter 6|10 pages

Public transport integration

ByLucy Budd, Stephen Ison

chapter 7|11 pages

Intermodal connections

ByBianca Eiben, Jianqiang Cui

chapter 8|14 pages

Public transport and the environment

ByKa Ho Tsoi, Becky P.Y. Loo

chapter 9|16 pages

Community participation in public transport decision-making

ByLake Sagaris

chapter 10|15 pages

Land value gains and value capture

The potential for financing public transport infrastructure
ByCorinne Mulley, Barbara T.H. Yen, Min Zhang

chapter 11|16 pages

Public transport evaluation

ByGlen Weisbrod, Naomi Stein

chapter 12|15 pages

Public transport productivity and efficiency assessment

ByJonathan Cowie

part Part B|101 pages

Modal settings

chapter 13|15 pages

Bus – from workhorse to thoroughbred

ByFrits Olyslagers, Corinne Mulley, John D. Nelson

chapter 14|13 pages

Rail – urban, suburban and regional

BySimon Blainey, John Preston

chapter 15|11 pages

Air passenger services

ByLucy Budd, Stephen Ison

chapter 16|14 pages

Seeking economic and social success with sustainable urban ferry services

ByJames D. Frost, Mary R. Brooks

chapter 17|12 pages

Flexible transport services

ByJohn D. Nelson, Steve Wright

chapter 18|16 pages

Informal paratransit in the Global South

ByRoger Behrens, Saksith Chalermpong, Daniel Oviedo

chapter 19|18 pages


ByMatthew W. Daus

part Part C|81 pages

Public transport environment

chapter 20|16 pages

The health impacts of public transport

ByMelanie Crane, Christopher Standen

chapter 21|17 pages

Demand estimation for public transport network planning

ByWenzhe Sun, Jan-Dirk Schmöcker

chapter 22|16 pages

The first/last mile connection to public transport

ByChristoffel Venter

chapter 23|20 pages

Public transport and the built environment

ByMurtaza Haider, Ahmed El-Geneidy

chapter 24|10 pages

Intelligent mobility and big data for planning, trust, and privacy

ByCaitlin D. Cottrill

part Part D|115 pages

Specific public transport delivery issues

chapter 25|12 pages

The provision of service information for public transport

ByNigel Halpern

chapter 26|14 pages

Public transport and social inclusion

ByJohn Stanley, Janet Stanley

chapter 27|12 pages

Public transport and travel with dogs

ByJennifer L. Kent, Corinne Mulley, Laura Goh, Nick Stevens

chapter 28|12 pages

Public transport use in later life

ByCharles Musselwhite, Maria Attard

chapter 29|14 pages

Parking provision, parking demand and public transport accessibility

ByBarbara T.H. Yen, Corinne Mulley

chapter 31|14 pages

Accessibility and design for all

ByNick Tyler

chapter 32|15 pages

Network planning and design

ByGustav Nielsen

part Part E|63 pages

Smart card data for public transport planning

chapter 33|8 pages

Smart card data and its use in public transport research

An overview
ByChinh Q. Ho

chapter 34|12 pages

The use of smart card data to analysE platform crowding

ByLoan T.K. Ho, Chinh Q. Ho

chapter 35|8 pages

The use of smart card data to analyse railway station waiting times

ByGeoffrey Clifton

chapter 36|8 pages

Smart card data and planning for public transport

A case study from South East Queensland, Australia
ByBarbara T.H. Yen

chapter 37|8 pages

Variability of passenger travel patterns observed using smart card data in Japan

ByToshiyuki Yamamoto, Shasha Liu, Toshiyuki Nakamura

chapter 38|8 pages

Analysis of skip-and-stop planning using smart card data

BySeungjae Lee, Madiha Bencekri

chapter 39|9 pages

Analysis on the impact of bus frequency reductions on commuters using smartcard data

ByYuya Utsumi, Jan-Dirk Schmöcker, Toshiyuki Nakamura

part Part F|61 pages

The future

chapter 40|16 pages

Automated vehicles and vehicles of the future

ByLouis Alcorn, Kara Kockelman

chapter 41|17 pages

Public transport technology for the future

ByRoberto Palacin

chapter 42|15 pages

Smart mobility governance

ByKate Pangbourne

chapter 43|11 pages

Public transport and the future of mobility

ByGlenn Lyons