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Research Report 184 Valuation of public transport attributes

Published: | Category: Transport demand management , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

A research project was undertaken in 1999/2000 to review international evidence on user valuations of the individual components of public transport journeys, for use in forecasting the demand for and evaluating user benefits of public transport improvement projects. These components covered: walking, waiting and in-vehicle time; transfers between services; travel environment factors (eg comfort, cleanliness, safety); and any mode-specific factors.

Recommendations were made in regard to appropriate valuations for application in New Zealand (in the absence of primary market research in New Zealand) and guidance was given in relation to primary market research needs.

Keywords: urban public transport, user valuations, journey attributes, user benefits, forecasting demand

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  • Published: 2000
  • Reference: 184