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Valuing Convenience in Public Transport

Paris, 12-13 September 2013

Mark Wardman, Institute for Transport Studies of the University of Leeds, UK

Summary and Conclusions

Valuing Convenience in Public Transport: Roundtable Summary and Conclusions  
Mark WARDMAN, University of Leeds, UK
Go to Discussion Paper   (2014-02) 

Papers and Presentations

Measuring and Valuing Convenience and Service Quality: A Review of Global Practices and Challenges from Mass Transit Operators and Railway Industries
Richard ANDERSON, Benjamin CONDRY, Nicholas FINDLAY, Ruben BRAGE-ARDAO & Haojie LI, Imperial College London, UK
Go to Discussion Paper   (2013-16)  REVISED December 2013

Valuing Convenience in Public Transport in the Korean Context
Sungwon LEE, The Korea Transport Institute, Goyang-si, Korea
Go to Discussion Paper   (2013-17)  September 2013
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On the Value of Crowding in Public transport for Île-de-France
Eric Kroes & Marco Kouwenhoven, Significance - VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands, Laurence Debrincat & Nicolas Pauget, Syndicat des Transports d’Île-de-France
Go to Discussion Paper   (2013-18)

Valuation of Urban Rail Service: Experiences from Tokyo, Japan
Hironori KATO, The University of Tokyo, Japan January
Go to Discussion Paper   (2014-01)

Analysing Route Choice Decisions on Metro networks: A Comparison between Santiago and London
Sebastián RAVEAU, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Zhan GUO, New York University, Juan Carlos MUÑOZ, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile & Nigel WILSON, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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It is straightforward that making public transport more convenient raises the probability that it will be chosen over alternative transport modes and can raise overall transport demand. It is less straightforward but crucial to understand how users value convenience compared to other characteristics of service, and to produce operational and measurable indicators of convenience. The roundtable will review international experience with measurement of convenience in order to establish best practice and extract common messages. It also will look into practical use of convenience measures, for example in cost-benefit analysis and in performance measurement..