Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
There is no single text covering the entire material on this module with an adequate level of depth but the closest is:
White, P.R. (2013), Public transport : its planning, management and operation , 6 th Edition, Routledge Natural and Built Environment Series. This text provides a good introduction to the key topics from a UK context. There is a list of references at the end of each chapter, which is often helpful in finding additional information.
A useful secondary source is:
Vuchic, V.R. (2005), Urban transit : operations, planning and economics, Planning and Economics, John Wiley.
The following references complement the basic text with respect to specific topics:
Overview: Technology, Policy and Demand
White, Chapter Two: The Role of Public Transport
Balcombe, R. et al (2004), The demand for public transport : a practical guide, TRL Report TRL593 [available online: http://www.demandforpublictransport.co.uk/ ], Chapters 5-12
Public transport supply
Smith, A., Nash CA and Wheat P (2009), Passenger rail franchising in Britain: has it been a success? Rivista internazionale di economia dei trasporti = International journal of transport economics.ISSN: 0391-8440 36 (1) 33-62
Nash, C A, Nilsson, J.E., and Link,H., (2013), Comparing Three Models for Introduction of Competition into Railways. Journal of transport economics and policy.ISSN: 0022-5258, Volume 47, Part 2, May 2013, pp. 191–206.
Dodson, J., Mees, P., Stone,J., & Burke, M., (2011), The Principles of Public Transport Network Planning: A review of the emerging literature with select examples. Vol. Paper 15, Urban Research Program: Griffith University. - Available online: http://www.ppt.asn.au/pubdocs/ip15-dodson-et-al-2011.pdf
Pucher J & Kurth S (1995) Verkehrsverbund: the success of regional public transport in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Transport policy.ISSN: 0967-070X, 2(4), 279-291.
Designing and operating PT systems
Principles of railway operationISBN: 9780711036314 (hbk.) : £25.00 (2013), John Glover (unfortunately to get an overview one needs to (skip) read most of this, but it is quite accessible)
Smith, A.S.J., and Nash, C.A., (2014), Rail Efficiency: Cost Research and its Implications for Policy, International transport forum, Discussion paper 22,
Understanding and Predicting Costs
White, Chapter Eight: Costing and Cost Allocation Methods
Pricing and Fares
White, Chapter Nine: Pricing Theory and Practice
Cervero, R. and Dai, D. (2014) BRT TOD: Leveraging transit oriented development with bus rapid transit investments. Transport policy.ISSN: 0967-070X 36, 127-138 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2014.08.001
ITDP (2014), The BRT Standard. https://www.itdp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/BRT-Standard-20141.pdf
Supporting documentation for lectures will also be uploaded onto the VLE. Additional references will be given in the lectures where appropriate.
This list was last updated on 30/01/2017