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TRAN5181M
Module Reading List

Public Transport Planning and Management, 2019/20, Semester 2
Andrew Tomlinson
A.Tomlinson@leeds.ac.uk
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

Public transport supply

Network Design

  • 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., 2(4), 279-291.

Designing and operating PT systems

  • Principles of railway operation (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,

www.itf-oecd.org/file/10196/download?token=x244mhou

Understanding and Predicting Costs

  • White, Chapter Eight: Costing and Cost Allocation Methods

Pricing and Fares

  • White, Chapter Nine: Pricing Theory and Practice

  • Vuchic,Chapter 7

BRT Systems

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