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The Bus Buzz

The Bus Buzz is a quarterly publication distributed by one of our industry partners, The University of Sydney, Institute of Transport & Logistics Studies (ITLS).

 

   
December 2018
  • The following papers have been published since the last Bus Buzz:  

- Mulley C, and Kronsell A 2018 Workshop 7 report: The "uberisation" of public transport and mobility as a service (MaaS): Implications for future mainstream public transport Research in Transportation Economics, In Press.

- Yen B, Mulley C, and Burke M 2018 Gamification in transport interventions: Another way to improve travel behavioural change, Cities, In Press.

- Yen B, Mulley C, and Tseng W 2018 Inter-modal competition in an urbanised area: Heavy rail and busways, Research in Transportation Economics, In Press.

- Yen B, Mulley C, Shearer H, and Burke M 2018 Announcement, construction or delivery: when does value uplift occur for residential properties? Evidence from the Gold Coast Light Rail system in Australia, Land Use Policy, 73, 412-422.

- Lowe C, Stanley J, and Stanley J 2018 A broader perspective on social outcomes in transport, Research in Transportation Economics, In Press.

Topics in this edition:

  • ITLS Professor David Hensher congratulates bus company on its 75th birthday
  • Smart BUS Project: Forest Coach Lines, ITLS (University of Sydney) and Bridgestone
  • The Bus Industry Confederation commissions ITLS to do a bus Fact Sheet and a Review of Bus Rapid Transit
  • Transport Objects from Japan
  • Lessons from the past and present for Sydney's future infrastructure needs
  • Should Australia consider tram-trains?

September 2018
  • The following papers have been published since the last Bus Buzz:  

- Lucas K, Phillips I, Mulley C and Ma L 2018 'Is transport poverty socially or environmentally driven? Comparing the travel behaviours of two low-income populations living in central and peripheral locations in the same city', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol.116, pp. 622-634

- Ho C, Hensher DA, Mulley C and Wong YZ 2018 Forthcoming 'Potential Uptake and Willingness-to-Pay for Mobility as a Service (MaaS): A Stated Choice Study', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

- Veeneman W and Mulley C 2018 Forthcoming 'Multi-level governance in public transport: governmental layering and its influence on public transport service solutions', Research in Transportation Economics

- Clifton G and Mulley C 2018 Forthcoming 'Barriers and facilitators of integration between buses with a higher level of service and rail: An Australian case study', Research in Transportation Economics

- Hensher DA, Balbontin C, Ho C, Mulley C, Macario R and Stewart A 2019 Forthcoming 'Evaluating BRT and LRT on a level playing field in developed economies: A cross cultural comparison' in Bus Rapid Transit, ed. Ferbrache F., Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

- Merkert R and Mulley C 2018 Forthcoming 'Panel data in transportation research' in Panel Data Econometrics (Volume 2: Empirical Applications), ed. M. Tsionas, Elsevier, San Diego, United States

- Merkert R, Mulley C and Hakim MM 2018 Forthcoming 'Trade-offs between transaction cost, operation cost and innovation in the context of procurement and asset specificity - The example of the bus industry', Research in Transportation Economics

- Ho C, Hensher DA, Mulley C and Wong YZ 2018 Forthcoming 'Barriers and facilitators of integration between buses with a higher level of service and rail: An Australian case study', Research in Transportation Economics

- Stanley J, Stanley J, Balbontin C and Hensher DA 2018 Forthcoming 'Social exclusion: The roles of mobility and bridging social capital in regional Australia', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

- Hensher DA, Ellison R, Ho C and Weisbrod G 2019 Forthcoming 'How well does BRT perform in contrast to LRT? An Australian case study using MetroScan_TI' in Bus Rapid Transit, ed. Ferbrache F., Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

- Hensher DA 2018 'Public service contracts: the economics of reform with special reference to the bus sector' in The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics, ed. S Ison & J Cowie, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 93-107

Topics in this edition:

  • 14th International Conference on Advanced Systems in Public Transport
  • Strategic interactions in railway and public transport systems
  • Public transport spatiotemporal analysis with reduced data sources availability
  • ITLS showcase on Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and its place in an intelligent mobility mix: 18 July 2018
  • Research and trials of driverless buses are popping up everywhere
June 2018
  • The following papers have been published since the last Bus Buzz: 

- Mulley C, Ho C, Ho L, Hensher DA and Rose J 2018 'Will bus travellers walk further for a more frequent service? An international study using a stated preference approach', Transport Policy

- Mulley C and Batarce M 2018 'The pricing of public transport services' in The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics, ed. J Cowie & S Ison, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 48-61

-Yen B, Mulley C, Tseng W and Chiou Y 2018 Forthcoming 'Assessing interchange effects in public transport: A case study of South East Queensland, Australia', Case Studies on Transport Policy

- Hensher, D.A., Balbontin, C. Ho, C. and Mulley, C 2018 Cross-cultural contrasts of preferences for bus rapid transit and light rail transit, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy

Topics in this edition:

  • Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies Award presentations
  • TfNSW Research Hub
  • ITLS Director chosen to represent University on Engagement and Impact
  • ARC project: Funding on the Line: public transport financing and property value capture
  • Tech will end government supplied transport: NSW Minister Andrew Constance
  • Elon Musk promises to build private High Speed Bus Rapid Transit under Chicago Streets

 

April 2018
  • The following papers have been published since the last Bus Buzz:  

- Ma L, Kent JL and Mulley C 2018 'Transport disadvantage, social exclusion, and subjective well-being: The role of the neighborhood environment - evidence from Sydney, Australia', Journal of Transport and Land Use, vol.11:1, pp. 31-47

- Hensher DA, Balbontin C, Ho C, Mulley C, Macario R and Stewart A 2018 Forthcoming 'Evaluating BRT and LRT on a level playing field in developed economies: A cross cultural comparison' in Bus Rapid Transit, ed. Ferbrache F., Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

- Hensher DA, Ellison R, Ho C and Weisbrod G 2018 Forthcoming 'How well does BRT perform in contrast to LRT? An Australian case study using MetroScan_TI' in Bus Rapid Transit, ed. Ferbrache F., Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

- Stanley J, Stanley J and Hansen R 2017 'How Great Cities Happen: Integrating People, Land Use and Transport', Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 320

Topics in this edition:

  • Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference, Washington DC, USA, January 2018
  • ITLS staff to present at CASPT
  • New payment options for NSW public transport users
  • Driverless vehicle trials
  • New York's MTA launches bus performance dashboard
  • New long term plans for public transport in NSW

 

December 2017
  • The following papers have been published since the last Bus Buzz:  

- Mulley C, Ma L, Clifton G and Tanner M 2017 'Are Network Planning Guidelines Based on Equal Access Equitable?', Transportation Research Record, vol.2651, pp. 1-11

- Beck MJ, Rose J and Greaves SP 2017 'I can't believe your attitude: a joint estimation of best worst attitudes and electric vehicle choice', Transportation, vol.44:4, pp. 753-72

- Kent J and Mulley C 2017 'Riding with dogs in cars: what can it teach us about transport practices and policy?', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol.106, pp. 278-87

- Stanley J, Brain P and Cunningham J 2017 'Moving People: Solutions for Policy Thinkers - Improved public transport services supporting city productivity growth: an Australian city case study (Policy Paper 9)' Bus Industry Confederation 

Topics in this edition:                   

  • Global recognition for ITLS
  • Riding with dogs in cars: what can it teach us about transport policy and practice?
  • Mobility as a Service research at ITLS
  • B-Line branded bus service begins on Sydney's Northern Beaches
  • Driverless buses trialled in Sydney
October 2017
  • The following papers have been published since the last Bus Buzz:  

- Mulley C and Ho C 2017 'Understanding the Determinants of Walking as the Basis for Social Marketing Public Health Messaging' in Walking: Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health (Volume 9), ed. C Mulley, K Gebel, D Ding, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, United Kingdom, pp. 41-59

- Kent J, Ma L and Mulley C 2017 Forthcoming 'The Objective and Perceived Built Environment: What Matters for Happiness?', Cities & Health

- Mulley C and Ma L 2017 Forthcoming 'How the longer term success of a social marketing program is influenced by socio-demographics and the built environment', Transportation

- Mulley C and Batarce M 2018 Forthcoming 'The pricing of public transport services' in The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics, ed. J Cowie & S Ison, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom

- Olaru D, Mulley C, Smith B and Ma L 2017 'Policy-led selection of the most appropriate empirical model to estimate hedonic prices in the residential market', Journal of Transport Geography, vol.62, pp. 213-28

- Beck MJ, Hess S, Cabral MO and Dubernet I 2017 'Valuing travel time savings: A case of short-term or long term choices?', Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol.100, pp. 133-43

- Bell MGH, Kurauchi F, Perera S and Wong W 2017 'Investigating transport network vulnerability by capacity weighted spectral analysis', Transportation Research Part B: Methodological vol.99, pp. 251-66

- Teye C, Davidson P, Bell MGH and Porter H 2017 'Meta-analysis on the value of travel time savings in Africa', 5th International Choice Modelling Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 5th April 2017

- Ellison R, Teye C and Hensher DA 2017 'Modelling Sydney's light commercial service vehicles', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol.96, pp. 79-89

- Ellison AB, Ellison R, Ahmed A, Rance D and Greaves SP 2017 Forthcoming 'Spatiotemporal Identification of Trip Stops from Smartphone Data', Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy

- Merkert R and Cowie J 2018 Forthcoming 'Efficiency assessment in transport services' in The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics, ed. J Cowie & S Ison, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom

- Merkert R, Mulley C and Hakim MM 2017 Forthcoming 'Determinants of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system revenue and effectiveness - A global benchmarking exercise', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

Topics in this edition: 

  • World ranking recognition for Business School's Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies
  • Walking: Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health
  • Citymapper announces 'hyper-local multi-passenger pooled vehicle' (a bus)
  • Uber's issues in London
  • Will your face or your palm be your next public transport ticket?
June 2017
  • The following papers have been published since the last Bus Buzz:  

- Hensher DA 2018 Forthcoming 'Public service contracts: the economics of reform with special reference to the bus sector' in The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics, ed. S Ison & J Cowie, Routledge, United Kingdom

- Mulley C and Batarce M 2018 Forthcoming 'The pricing of public transport services' in The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics, ed. J Cowie & S Ison, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom

- Mulley C, Clifton G, Balbontin C and Ma L 2017 'Information for travelling: Awareness and usage of the various sources of information available to public transport users in NSW', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol.101, pp. 111-32

- Mulley C, Ma L, Clifton G and Tanner M 2017 'Are Network Planning Guidelines Based on Equal Access Equitable?', 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board TRB, Washington, D.C., United States, 12th January 2017

- Clifton G and Mulley C 2017 Forthcoming 'Barriers and facilitators of integration between buses with a higher level of service and rail: An Australian case study', 15th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo 15), Stockholm, Sweden, 17th August 2017

- Clifton G and Mulley C 2017 Forthcoming 'The incidence of transport benefits for new public transport infrastructure: Winners and losers in the locality of the Sydney Metro North West', World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR), Brisbane, Australia, 6th July 2017

- Collins AT and Hensher DA 2017 'Choice modelling with time-varying attributes, with an application to train crowding', 5th International Choice Modelling Conference Cape Town, South Africa, 5th April 2017

- Balbontin C, Hensher DA, Ho C and Mulley C 2017 Forthcoming 'Developing country cross-cultural contrasts of preferences for BRT and LRT', 15th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo 15), Stockholm, Sweden, 17th August 2017

- Ellison R, Ellison AB, Greaves SP and Sampaio B 2017 'Electronic ticketing systems as a mechanism for travel behaviour change? Evidence from Sydney's Opal card', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol.99, pp. 80-93

- Yen BTH, Mulley C and Tseng W 2017 Forthcoming 'Inter-modal competition in an urbanized area: Heavy rail and busways', 15th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo 15), Stockholm, Sweden, 17th August 2017

Topics in this edition:

  • Artificial Intelligence to predict accident risk of bus drivers
  • Autonomous bus trials in Western Australia
  • New developments in bus services in NSW
April 2017
  • The following papers have been published since the last Bus Buzz:  

- Mulley C, Hensher DA and Cosgrove D 2017 'Is rail cleaner and greener than bus?', Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, vol.51, pp. 14-28

- Hensher DA 2017 'Future bus transport contracts under a mobility as a service (MaaS) regime in the digital age: Are they likely to change?', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol.98, pp. 86-96

- Ho C, Mulley C, Tsai C, Ison S and Wiblin S 2017 'Area-wide travel plans - targeting strategies for greater participation in green travel initiatives: a case study of Rouse Hill Town Centre, NSW Australia', Transportation, vol.44:2, pp. 325-52

- Tsai C, Mulley C, Burke M and Yen B 2017 'Exploring property value effects of ferry terminals: Evidence from Brisbane, Australia', Journal of Transport and Land Use, vol.10:1, pp. 119-37

- Mulley C and Tsai C 2017 'The Impact of Bus Rapid Transit on Housing Price and Accessibility Changes in Sydney: A Repeat Sales Approach', International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, vol.11:1 (Low Carbon Mobility), pp. 3-10

- Mulley C 2017 Forthcoming 'Mobility as a Services (MaaS) - does it have critical mass?', Transport Reviews

- Ma L, Mulley C and Liu W 2017 Forthcoming 'Social Marketing and the Built Environment: What Matters for Travel Behaviour Change?', Transportation

- Mulley C, Sampaio B and Ma L 2017 Forthcoming 'Southeastern BRT Network in Brisbane, Australia: How Much Is Added to Residential House Values as a Result of the Network Effect?', Transportation Research Record

- Fraszczyk A and Mulley C 2017 Forthcoming 'Public Perception of and Attitude to Driverless Train: A Case Study of Sydney, Australia', Urban Rail Transit

- Merkert R and Beck MJ 2017 'Value of travel time savings and willingness to pay for regional aviation', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol.96, pp. 29-42

- Shi F, Zhao S, Zhou Z, Wang P and Bell MGH 2017 'Optimizing train operational plan in an urban rail corridor based on the maximum headway function', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol.74, pp. 51-80                     

Topics in this edition:  

  • The Northern Territory Driverless Bus Trial
  • Electric buses proposed for Sydney's Inner West
September 2016
  • The following papers have been published since the last Bus Buzz:  

- Clinton G and Mulley C 2016 'A historical overview of enhanced bus services in Australian cities: What has been tried, what has worked?', Research in Transportation Economics

- Hensher DA, Ho C and Mulley C 2016 'Disruption costs in bus contract transitions', Research in Transportation Economics

- Batarce M, and Mulley C 2016 'Fare structures' in Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid Transit: An international and interdisciplinary perspective, ed. Munoz JC & Paget-Seekins L, Policy Press, Bristol, United Kingdom, pp. 145-60                                         

Topics in this edition: 

  • ITLS Leadership and Policy Seminar presentations are now available
  • New Opportunity to study with ITLS whilst working
  • BART in San Francisco offering cash incentives to travel off-peak on public transport
  • Transport for NSW has launched the Feedback2Go app so public transport passengers can provide feedback
July 2016

This edition of Bus Buzz from ITLS picks up on some key issues including the NSW Government investment in B Line the Northern Beaches Bus Rapid Transit system that will link the Northern Beaches with the CBD. This is an exciting project and highlights that it isn’t always about what light rail and bus rapid transit can deliver.

  • The following papers have been published since the last Bus Buzz:

- Ma L, Mulley C and Liu W 2016 'Social Marketing and the Built Environment: What Matters for Travel Behaviour Change?', Transportation

- Mulley C, Ma L, Clifton G, Yen B and Burke M 2016 'Residential property value impacts of proximity to transport infrastructure: an investigation of bus rapid transit and heavy rail networks in Brisbane, Australia', Journal of Transport Geography, vol.54, pp. 41-52.

- Mulley C, Rizzi LI, Millett C and Shiftan Y 2016 'Editorial: Public transport and health: Publicising the evidence', Journal of Transport & Health, vol.3:2, pp. 131-132.

- Weisbrod G, Mulley C and Hensher DA 2016 Forthcoming 'Recognising the complementary contributions of cost benefit analysis and economic impact analysis to an understanding of the worth of public transport investment: A case study of bus rapid transit in Sydney, Australia', Research in Transportation Economics

 - Emerson D, Mulley C and Bliemer MCJ 2016 Forthcoming 'A theoretical analysis of business models for urban public transport systems, with comparative reference to a Community Franchise involving Individual Line Ownership', Research in Transportation Economics

 - Hensher DA 2016 'Why is Light Rail Starting to Dominate Bus Rapid Transit Yet Again?', Transport Reviews, vol.36:3, pp. 289-292

- Hensher DA, Ho C and Knowles L 2016 'Efficient contracting and incentive agreements between regulators and bus operators: The influence of risk preferences of contracting agents on contract choice', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol.87, pp. 22-40.

April 2016

In this quarterly report, a number of research projects are discussed including how the built environment moderates the relationship between transport poverty and health, effects of bus network planning on patronage and equity and the latest TOPS.

  • The following papers have been published since the last Bus Buzz:

- Mulley C, Tsai C 2016 When and how much does new transport infrastructure add to property values? Evidence from the bus rapid transit system in Sydney, Australia', Transport Policy

- Nelson J, and Mulley C 2016 'Shaping the New Future of Paratransit: Agenda for Research and Practice', Transportation Research Record

- Batarce M, and Mulley C 2016 'Fare Structures', in Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid Transit: An international and interdisciplinary perspective, ed. Munoz JC & Paget-Seekins L, Policy Press, Bristol, United Kingdom, pp. 145-160

- Hensher DA, Mulley C and Rose J 2016 'Preferences for BRT and light rail', in Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid Transit: An international and interdisciplinary perspective, ed. Munoz JC & Paget-Seekins L, Policy Press, Bristol, United Kingdom, pp. 209-229

- Herrera JC, Munoz JC, Hensher DA, Mulley C, Li Z and Lindau LA 2016 'Assessing corridor performance', in Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid Transit: An international and interdisciplinary perspective, ed. Munoz JC & Paget-Seekins L, Policy Press, Bristol, United Kingdom, pp. 299-315

December 2015
  • The following papers have been published since the last Bus Buzz:

- Mulley C, Tsai C 2015 Forthcoming 'The impact of Bus Rapid Transit on Housing Price and Accessibility Changes in Sydney: A Repeat Sales Approach', International Journal of Sustainable Transportation.

- Mulley C, Ma L, Clifton G, Yen B and Burke M 2015 'Spatial variations of the effects of bus rapid transit on residential property values', ITLS Working paper 2015, number 19.                     

Topics in this edition:

  • ITLS welcomes the High Commissioner of Mauritius.
  • Australasian Transport Research Forum presentations are now available.
  • Scholarships open to study Masters of Transport Management.
  • Henry Halloran Trust funding to develop evidence about public transport, health and land use.
  • The official opening of the Sydney Bus Museum will take place in 2016.
September 2015
  • Three papers currently published include:

- Ho C, Mulley C, Tsai C, Ison S and Wiblin S 2015 'Area-wide travel plans - targeting strategies for greater participation in green travel initiatives: a case study of Rouse Hill Town Centre, NSW Australia', Transportation.

- Aditjandra PT, Cao J and Mulley C2015 'Exploring changes in public transport use and walking, following residential relocation: A British case study', Journal of Transport and Land Use.

- Tsai C, Mulley C, Burke M and Yen B 2015 'Exploring property value effects of ferry terminals: Evidence from Brisbane, Australia', Journal of Transport and Land Use.                     

Topics in this edition:

  • The 37th Australasian Transport Research Forum is being hosted in Sydney by Transport for NSW and UNSW from 30 September to 2 October.
  • ITLS contributes chapters to a new book on Bus Rapid Transit that was launched at the Thredbo 14 conference in Santiago, Chile.
  • ITLS has teamed up with the Busways Group to offer a PhD scholarship to work on a joint project focussed on public transport systems.
June 2015
  • Four papers currently published include:

- Hensher DA, Ho C and Mulley C 2015 'Identifying resident preferences for bus-based and rail-based investments as a complementary buy in perspective to inform project planning prioritisation'.

- Moutou CJ, Stopher PR, Longden T and Liu W 2015 'The Challenges and Opportunities of In-Depth Analysis of Multi-day and Multi-year Data'.

- Hensher DA 'Customer service quality and benchmarking in public transport contracts'.

- Legaspi J, Hensher DA and Wang B 2015 Forthcoming 'Estimating the wider economic benefits of transport investments: The case of the Sydney North West Rail Link project'.

Topics in this edition:

  • The Journal of Public Transportation has published a comprehensive analysis of the public transport research from 2009-2013.
  • Sydney's bus routes are in for a major shake-up from October 4.
March 2015
  • Four papers currently published include:

-Hensher DA, Mulley C and Rose JM 'Understanding the Relationship between Voting Preferences for Public Transport and Perceptions and Preferences for Bus Rapid Transit versus Light Rail'.

-Hensher DA, Ho C and Mulley C 2015 'Identifying preferences for public transport investments under a constrained budget'.

-Tsai C, Mulley C, Burke M and Yen B 'Exploring property value effects of ferry terminals: Evidence from Brisbane, Australia'.

-Ma L, Ye R and Titheridge H 'Capitalization Effects of Rail Transit and Bus Rapid Transit on Residential Property Values in a Booming Economy: Evidence from Beijing'.

Topics in this edition: 

  • Enrolments are now open for the four day professional development Certificate course and for the three day 'Refresher' course for participants who have previously completed the Certificate of Transport Management.
  • Two new research projects include: ‘Accessibility and public transport’ and ‘Benchmarking of Bus Rapid Transit.’
  • The family owned Carbridge is the largest Aviation bus company in Australia with 24 million passengers a year and is in the middle of a 6 month trial of a pure electric bus made by China's BYD.
December 2014
  • TLS Seminar Series include presentations from Professor Karen Lucas, Associate Professor of Transport Geography and Director of Research and Innovation, Sally Stannard, former Executive Director for Transport and Infrastructure in TRANSlink and Professor Abigail Bristow, Loughborough University.
  • Six papers currently published include:

      -Mulley C and Moutou CJ 2015 Forthcoming 'Not too late to learn from the Sydney Olympics experience: Opportunities offered by multimodality in current transport policy'.

      -Mulley C and Reedy L 2015 Forthcoming 'Research into Policy: A case study of improving the research evidence base for transport policy makers in NSW'.

      -Tsai C, Mulley C and Merkert R 2015 'Measuring the Cost Efficiency of Urban Rail Systems: An International Comparison Using DEA and Tobit Models'.

      -Clifton G, Mulley C and Hensher DA 2014 'Bus Rapid Transit versus Heavy Rail in suburban Sydney - Comparing successive iterations of a proposed heavy rail line project to the pre-existing BRT network'.

      -Ho C and Mulley C 2014 'Metrobuses in Sydney: How high capacity and high frequency services are benefiting the Metropolitan fringe'.

      -Mulley C and Walters J 2014 'Workshop 7: Innovative finance for innovative public transport'.

  • Professor John Stanley, in conjunction with the Bus Industry Confederation, has published a number of policy papers.
  • Three new research projects include: ‘Physical health and environmental factors’, ‘Merseyside’ and ‘Accessibility and public transport.’
September 2014
  • Upcoming seminars focused on public transport include:

      -14 October 2014: Clint Feuerherdt of Transit Systems will present on the topic of ferries

      -28 October 2014: Sally Stannard of TRANSlink will present on the frequency of public transport services in South East Queensland

  • Five papers currently published include:

      -Hensher DA, Ellison R and Mulley C 2014 'Assessing the employment agglomeration and social accessibility impacts of high speed rail in Eastern Australia'.

      -Hensher DA, Zheng L and Ho C 2014 'The role of source preference and subjective probability in valuing expected travel time savings'.

      -Ison S, Merkert R and Mulley C 2014 'Policy approaches to public transport at airports - some diverging evidence from the UK and Australia'.

      -Tsai C, Mulley C and Clifton G 2014 'Forecasting public transport demand for the Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area: A comparison of univariate and multivariate methods'.

      -Tirachini A, Hensher DA and Bliemer MCJ 2014 'Accounting for travel time variability in the optimal pricing of cars and buses’

  • Three new research projects include: ‘Pilot stage of the project looking at physical health and environmental factors in the commute’, ‘Travel training to help people with intellectual disabilities transition to mainstream employment’ and ‘MetroScan: a quick-scan tool for assessing metropolitan infrastructure projects and transport policy.’
   
June 2014
  • Neil Smith, founder of Transit Systems, presented on 3 June on the topic of Effective Bus Networks. His presentation drew on his experience winning and operating contracts in London, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and now Sydney. The presentation is available on the ITLS website here
  • Three recent papers include: 
    • Hensher DA 2014 'The relationship between bus contract costs, user perceived service quality and performance assessment', International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, vol.8:1, pp. 5-27 
    • Mulley C 2014 'Accessibility and Residential Land Value Uplift: Identifying Spatial Variations in the Accessibility Impacts of a Bus Transitway', Urban Studies, vol.51:8, pp. 1707-24
    • Tirachini A, Hensher DA and Rose JM 2014 'Multimodal pricing and optimal design of public transport services: the interplay between traffic congestion and bus crowding', Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol.61: pp. 33-54
  • Certificate of Transport Management | 30 July - 2 August 2014 and Certificate of Transport Management Refresher Course | 30 July - 1 August 2014. Enrolments close soon. For more information click here
  • Ahead of the opening of a new light rail line for the Gold Coast, Translink is reorganising bus routes, removing services that duplicate the tram to boost frequencies on feeder services.
March 2014
  •  A big think start small project was awarded Blue Sky funding from the University of Sydney's Henry Halloran Trust for 'RateIT', a project to create a crowd-sourced real-time app to improve passenger experience. Third year IT students will design and build the system and it will be tested on selected routes with Forest passengers.
  • Professor Corinne Mulley has been asked to join the transport panel reviewing Infrastructure Australia's audit of projects and to be on the reference panel for the National Guidelines Review which is updating and renewing advice on project evaluation. 
  • Geoffrey Clifton and Catherine Raffaele (from the Workplace Research Centre) won a $5,000 development grant from the Business of Health Network of the Business School for this interdisciplinary project examining the social and economic importance of better facilitating access to work for people with disability. 
  • The extension of the light rail from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill is now open. The new link follows the old freight rail line and provides a new cross-regional route across the Inner West.
September 2013
  • Professor Corinne Mulley and Dr Patrick Tsai have been awarded a University of Sydney Business School General Research and Industry Partnership Grant for the "Investigation of the potential to develop flexible or on-demand transport solutions for regional NSW"
  • Professor David Hensher has been honoured with the Smart 2013 Premier Award for Excellence for his personal outstanding and significant contribution to the profession of supply chain management in Australia. 
  • The 13th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR) was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July 2013 and the public transport team from ITLS presented three public transport related papers on: 'Hypothecation and the parking levy: lessons from Sydney and Nottingham' , 'Effects of bus rapid transit on housing price: evidence from Sydney, Australia' and 'Economic characteristics and the minimum efficient scale of Taipei Mass Rapid Transit'
  • Transport for NSW has announced an outlay of $37 million this financial year for the expansion of the Sydney Metropolitan and Outer Metropolitan bus fleets through the purchase of 76 new 'growth' buses to be deployed on both existing bus routes and 10 new routes. 
  • Real-time bus information at major bus stops across Canberra is expected to be fully rolled out by the end of this year. The information system, known as NXTBUS, will track ACTION buses via GPS and provide live information about arrival times online, over the phone and on digital displays installed at bus stations.
  • An extra 30 minutes will be added to the off-peak fare period for Brisbane's public transport network from January next year. The off-peak period that offers a 20 percent of fare discount will start at 8.30am rather than the current 9am. However, public transport fares will increase by 7.5 percent from next year too.
  • A public consultation has been launched by Transport for London (TfL) seeking the views of customers as to whether cash fare payments on London buses should be ended.
March 2013
  • ITLS have received a grant from the Business School to carry out a pilot project to examine whether a dollar value can be put on the health outcomes of travelling by public transport as compared to by car. 
  • Passengers using Sydney's eastern suburbs line, running between Bondi Junction and the city, will be the first to use Sydney's new Opal public transport card from the middle of 2013.
  • Real time information of Sydney Buses can now be tracked by using one of three new free apps, TripView, TripGo or Arrivo Sydney. The apps determine the location of buses and estimated arrival times based on GPS tracking and historical data made available by Transport for NSW.
  • Transport for NSW has announced changes to the eligibility criteria for tertiary student travel concessions on 21 February 2013. Students attending evening classes or working part-time are now eligible for travel concessions.
  • New research by Stephen Burks shows that commercial truck drivers in the United States are much more likely than their normal weight colleagues to have a crash in their first two years in the job. Should public transport operators be concerned that the same might be true for public transport drivers?
September 2012
  • Long Term Master Plan for NSW
  • Land Value Capture and the Liverpool to Parramatta Transitway 
  • Multiple purposes at single destination: A key to a better understanding of the relationship between tour complexity and mode choice
  • New bus contracts for Sydney and Melbourne
  • New Double Deck Bus on trial in Sydney  
June 2012
  • Research in Flexible Transport
  • The Impact of Neighbourhood Design on Public Transport Use
  • New River Crossing in London - the Emirates 'Air Line'
  • BTS forecast great increases in public travel in the future  
March 2012
  • Research in Transportation Business and Management: Special issue on Accessibility
  • Improved information for better land transport in our cities
  • Professors David Hensher and Corinne Mulley appointed to the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan Transport Specialists Advisory Group
  • Opening of the longest guided busway: Cambridge UK and extensions to Brisbane's Busways
 




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