The chapter uses statistical data, academic research and operator experience of enhanced conventional bus services to provide a synthesis of outcomes in rural areas.
In part, findings presented in this chapter have been derived from a study commissioned from the author by the International Transport Forum (White, 2015) in turn making use of special tabulations from NTS data by DfT staff. The work undertaken by staff at Leeds University on economic evaluation of bus services (Shires et al., 2014) has been particularly valuable. Dissertation work at the University of Westminster supervised by the author has provided further insights into local case studies. Particular thanks are due to Ben Colson and Martin Higginson for commentary on and data from, the Norfolk Green operations, and also to Paul Sanders of Lincolnshire County Council for responding to queries raised. All inferences drawn from data quoted are those of the author.
White, P. (2016), "The Roles of ‘Conventional’ and Demand-Responsive Bus Services", Paratransit: Shaping the Flexible Transport Future (Transport and Sustainability, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 307-330. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2044-994120160000008015Download as .RIS
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