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Thredbo 12

Workshop 1: Performance measurement and compliance

Chair: Professor John D. Nelson
Rapporteur: Dr Rico Merkert

  • Benchmarking bus services in Australia
    Keith Boyer (TransLink Transit Authority, Australia), Robin Barlow (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Australia)
  • Estimating and evaluating the efficiency of public transport operations *
    Johan Holmgren (Linkoping University, Sweden)
  • The relationship between bus contract costs, user perceived service quality and performance assessment
    David Hensher (Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia)
  • Incorporation of customer satisfaction in public transport contracts *
    Mathetha Mokonyama (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa), Christo Venter (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Regulation, trust and contractual incentives around transport contracts - Is there anything bus operators can learn from public air service contracts? *
    Rico Merkert (Cranfield University, UK), David Hensher (Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney, Australia)
  • The impact of compliance measures on the operation of a bus system: the case of Transantiago *
    Pablo Beltran, Antonio Gschwender, Carolina Palma (Public Transport Authority of Santiago, Chile)
  • Impacts of increased rail infrastructure charges in Sweden *
    Anders Ljungberg (Swedish Transport Administration, Sweden)
  • Energy efficiency and environmental requirements in the awarding of regional rail services and rolling stock: the ECORailS project
    Ferdinando Stanta (Studio Stanta consulting, Italy), Guido Piccoli, Nicola Pascal (ALOT Agenzia della Lombardia Orientale per i Trasporti e la Logistica, Italy)
  • Post-project evaluation of travel demand forecasts: The case of new transport system facing a competing railway
    Nobuhiro Sanko, Takayuki Morikawa, Yoshitaka Nagamatsu (Kobe University, Japan)

Workshop 2: Bus Rapid Transit (as part of enhanced service provision)

Chair: Professor Juan Carlos Muñoz
Rapporteur: Dr Dario Hidalgo

  • A critical evaluation of bus rapid transit implementation in Beijing *
    Taotao Deng (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China), John D. Nelson (Centre for Transport Research, University of Aberdeen, UK)
  • Critical factors for successful implementation of bus rapid transit systems, and Brazil's empirical experience in the field
    Heitor Pereira do Nascimento (Tocantins State Technological and Scientific Support Foundation, Brazil), Alvaro Gonzalez Rodriguez (Transportation Engineering Program, COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Julienne Santana de Morais (Goiania's Mass Transportation Metropolitan Company, Brazil), Miguel Angelo Pricinote (National Association of Public Transportation, Brazil), Marcos Fleming Balieiro Alves (San Marino Neobus, Brazil), Joaquim Jose Guilherme de Aragao (University of Brasilia, Brazil)
  • The lurch towards formalization: lessons from the implementation of BRT in Johannesburg, South Africa *
    Christoffel Venter (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Hybrid urban public transport systems in developing countries: portents and prospects *
    Pablo Salazar Ferro, Roger Behrens, Peter Wilkinson (Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • TransMilenio BRT system in Bogota, high performance and positive impact – main results of an ex-post evaluation *
    Dario Hidalgo (EMBARQ, The WRI Center for Sustainable Transport, Colombia), Liliana Pereira (Steer Davies Gleave, Colombia), Nicolas Estupinan (CAF, Latin American Development Bank), Pedro Luis Jimenez (National Planning Department, Colombia)
  • Impact of design elements on the capacity and speed of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): the case of a single lane per direction corridor
    Luis Antonio Lindau, Brenda Medeiros Pereira (EMBARQ Brazil, Laboratorio de Sistemas de Transporte, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), Rodrigo Alberto de Castilhoa (EMBARQ Brazil), Mara Chagas Diógenes (Laboratorio de Sistemas de Transporte, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), Juan Carlos Herrera (Departamento Ingeniaria de Transporte y Logística, Pontifícia Universidad Catolica de Chile)
  • Designing an express service for a bus corridor in Santiago, Chile
    Homero Larrain (Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile), Juan Carlos Munoz, Ricardo Giesen (Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)
  • High frequency BRT control strategies: what can we achieve in time savings, reliability and comfort?
    Felipe Delgado, Juan Carlos Munoz, Ricardo Giesen (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)
  • Passenger capacity in bus rapid transit systems formula development and application to the Transmilenio system in Bogota, Colombia *
    Dario Hidalgo (EMBARQ, The WRI Center for Sustainable Transport, USA), German C. Lleras, Enrique Hernandez (Steer Davies Gleave, Colombia)
  • Assessing gaps on training and education for BRT systems
    Tiago Veras, Rosario Macario (CESUR, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon Technical University, Portugal)
  • Organisational structures and functions in bus rapid transit, and opportunities for private sector participation *
    Brendan Finn (ETTS Ltd, Ireland)
  • The implementation of BRT programmes in South Africa
    Pauline Froschauer (Namela, South Africa)
  • A first glimpse on policy packaging for implementation of BRT projects *
    Luis N. Filipe, Rosario Macario (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon Technical University, Portugal)
  • Can bus really be the new tram? *
    Paul Hodgson, Stephen Potter, James Warren (Open University, UK), David Gillingwater (Loughborough University, UK)

Workshop 3A: Governance, contracting, ownership and competition issues in public transport: Lessons that can be learnt from developed and developing economies

Chair: Professor John Stanley
Rapporteur: Dr Andrew Smith

  • Change in metropolitan rail frameworks – a New Zealand case study
    Aidan Smith, Martin Gylnn (Ministry of Transport – Te Manatu Waka, New Zealand)
  • Determinants of institutional design in urban mobility systems
    Maria Spandou, Rosario Macario (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon Technical University, Portugal)
  • Hybrid steering methods in the governance of public transport a successful way to meet demands *
    Lisa Hansson (Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Sweden)
  • Integrated public transport networks in South Africa: incorporating the informal sector - the Nelson Mandela Bay Model
    Paul Browning, Lesiba Mudau (Transport Consulting (Pty) Ltd, South Africa)
  • Why has the implementation of the policy on public transport contracting been so slow in South Africa?
    Jackie Walters (ITLS Africa, University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Critical factors in financing and management of light rail transit systems in Spain Delphi methodology approach
    Julian Sastre Gonzalez, Clara Zamorano Martin (Spain)
  • PPP scheme selection for the construction and exploitation of the new intermodal station in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Alava, Bask Country, Spain)
    Jaime Salom Gracia, Julian Sastre Gonzalez, Ana Sastre Lopez (Spain)
  • Responses to regulatory reform in the paratransit sector: Results of empirical interviews with operators in Cape Town *
    Herrie Schalekamp, Roger Behrens (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • The impact of rail franchising on labour productivity and input prices – evidence from Britain
    Andrew S. J. Smith, Chris A. Nash, and Phill E. Wheat (Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds)
  • Private sector involvement in urban metros: experience and lessons from South East Asia *
    David Bray (University of South Australia), Philip Sayeg (Policy Appraisal Services Pty Ltd, Australia)
  • The slow track to success: organization and performance of the Norwegian rail passenger transport tender
    Silvia J. Olsen, Jorgen Aarhaug, Frode Longva (Institute of Transport Economics, Norway)

Workshop 3B: Governance, ownership and competition issues in deregulated (free market) public transport: Lessons that can be learnt from developed and developing economies

Chair: Didier van de Velde
Rapporteur: Professor John Preston

  • Competition for the passenger rail market in France, the introduction of franchises for the regional trains
    Dominique Bouf, Alain Bonnafous (Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports, University of Lyons, France)
  • Evaluating the long term impacts of transport policy: the case of bus deregulation *
    John Preston, Talal Almutairi (University of Southampton, UK)
  • Introducing ITS in unsubsidised public transport
    Koos van Zyl (SAHA International, South Africa), Jonathan Myers (Epsilon Delta Pty Limited, Australia)
  • Organisation of paratransit in Nairobi voluntary vs. mandatory savings and credit cooperatives
    Risper Orero and Dorothy McCormick (Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya)
  • Railway regulation in Germany and Sweden
    Bertil Hylen (VTI Transport Research, Sweden)
  • Ten years after the bus deregulation in Japan, Part 1: A qualitative analysis on institutional changes *
    Yoshinori Takahashi (Kinki University, Japan)
  • Ten Years after the Bus Deregulation in Japan, Part 2: A quantitative analysis on welfare changes *
    Hiroki Sakai (Humanities Centre, Tottori University of Environmental Studies, Japan)
  • The case for intercity bus deregulation in Germany
    Andreas Knorr (German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, Germany), Alexander Eisenkopf, Christian Burgdorf (Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, Germany), Andreas Arndt (Cologne Business School, Germany)
  • The role of ticket retailing in railway regulation
    Roger Pyddoke (Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute, Sweden)

Workshop 4: Designing contracts/concessions: What has worked and what has not and why?

Chair: Dr David Bray
Rapporteur: Professor Corrine Mulley

  • Choose your partners: the partnership criterion as a mechanism for fostering effective partnership relationships between contracting parties
    Jenny Alvin (Corporate Capability Pty Ltd, Australia), Jonathan Myers, Neil Frost (SAHA International, South Africa)
  • Redesigning the New Zealand Public Transport Operating Model: A description of process and outcomes to date
    Rachel Drew (New Zealand Bus), Mark Lambert (Auckland Transport, New Zealand), Raewyn Bleakley (Bus and Coach Association, New Zealand), Rhona Hewitt (Greater Wellington Regional Council, New Zealand)
  • Service development in Dutch public transport tendering
    Didier van de Velde, Wijnand Veeneman (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Key factors reflecting the bids in public procurement of bus transports in Sweden
    Helene Lidestam (Linkoping University, Sweden)
  • Ten years of tendering public transport concessions in the Netherlands; a stochastic frontier analysis
    Wijnand Veeneman, Jos Blank, Didier van der Velde (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Evolution of the structure of bus contract payments
    Kha Truong (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Australia), Matthew Gillet (Department of Transport, Victoria, Australia)
  • Towards a simplified payment formula as a reference point for bus contract negotiation or assessment *
    David Hensher, Corinne Mulley (Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia), Neil Smith (Transit Systems Australia)
  • Managing risk in bus service contracts – lessons from infrastructure alliances
    Robin Barlow (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Australia)
  • Risk assessment in PPP concessions - intuitive hunch over rationality? *
    Demi Chung, David Hensher, John Rose (Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia)
  • Development of small and medium enterprises in the South African contracting system: success or failure?
    Danie Ackerman (Transport and Economic Support Services, South Africa), Lesiba Manamela (Department of Transport, South Africa), Retha Claassen (Transnomics, South Africa)
  • How optimal was the Sydney Metro contract?: comparison with international best practice *
    Cameron Gordon (University of Canberra, Australia), Rhonda Daniels, Corinne Mulley, Nick Stevens (Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia)
  • Rail access charges in France: beyond the opposition between competition and financing *
    Yves Crozet (Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports, France)

Workshop 5: Network and system planning: How best to deliver this under alternate contract regimes in order to grow patronage and service levels

Chair: Professor Sergio Jara Diaz
Rapporteur: Alejandro Tirachini

  • A simulation of the simple Mohring Model to predict patronage and value of resources consumed for enhanced bus services *
    Geoffrey Clifton, John Rose (Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney, Australia)
  • The relations between optimal design and the financing of public transport
    Sergio Jara-Diaz, Antonio Gschwender (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
  • Sensitivity testing of inputs into the Mohring Model: How sensitive are patronage and value of resources consumed estimates for enhanced bus services to changes to parameter inputs?
    John Rose, Geoffrey Clifton (Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Urban bus transport: open all doors for boarding
    Alejandro Tirachini (Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney, Australia), Sergio Jara-Diaz (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
  • Accommodating perceptual conditioning in the valuation of expected travel time savings for cars and public transport *
    Zheng Li, David Hensher, John Rose (ITLS, University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Analyzing the structure of informal transportation: the evening commute problem *
    Celeste Chavis (Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Public transport Integration in a privatised market: policy lessons from abroad
    Charles Rivasplata (Urban and Regional Planning Department, San Jose State University and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, USA)
  • Ownership, integration and customer orientation in Norwegian and Swedish long distance passenger coach transport
    Jurgen Aarhaug, Nils Fearnley (Institute of Transport Economics, Norway), Gunnar Alexandersson, Staffan Hulten (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden)
  • Fundamentals for redesign the management of intercity transport in Brazil: the system's main purpose
    Leandro Rodrigues e Silva,Yaeko Yamashita, Joaquim Jose Guilherme de Aragao (University of Brasília, Brazil)
  • Network-designed contracting: a proposed research agenda to regulate transport infrastructure and economic growth
    Rodrigo Otavio Moreira da Cruz, Joaquim Jose Guilherme de Aragaoa, Yaeko Yamashita (University of Brasília, Brazil)
  • Risk and rewards in public transport development driven by sport mega-events in Russia
    Andrei Dementiev (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)
  • Rail track charging – EU-directive, Swedish concerns and theory *
    Kjell Jansson (Governmental agency Trafikanalys, Sweden), Harald Lang (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Workshop 6: The Public Agenda: What is working and what is missing? (including social inclusion)

Chair: Dr Janet Stanley
Rapporteur: Dr Karen Lucas

  • Accessibility: user satisfaction, authority satisfaction, or society satisfaction?
    Rosario Macario, Ana Galelo (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon Technical University, Portugal)
  • Applying a social exclusion approach to transport disadvantage in South Africa
    Karen Lucas (Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford, UK)
  • Mobility, social capital and sense of community: what value?
    John K. Stanley, David A. Hensher (Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia), Janet R. Stanley (Monash Sustainability Institute, Monash University, Australia)
  • Achieving an integrated social, environmental and economic agenda for the informal transport sector in developing economies
    Janet Stanley (Monash Sustainability Institute, Monash University, Australia), Karen Lucas (Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford, UK)
  • An investigation into the feasibility and potential benefits of shared taxi services to commuter stations
    Steven D. Wright, John D. Nelson (Centre for Transport Research, University of Aberdeen, UK)
  • Van services operation in Rio de Janeiro current scenario and a prospective analysis
    Ronaldo Balassiano, Marcio Peixoto de Sequeira Santos, Richard William Campos Alexandre (Transport Engineering Program, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • The impact of the application of new technology on public transport service provision and the passenger experience: a focus on implementation in Australia *
    John Nelson (Centre for Transport Research, University of Aberdeen, UK), Corinne Mulley (Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia)
  • Organisational structure, ownership and dynamics on control in the informal local road passenger transport sector
    Brendan Finn (ETTS Ltd, Ireland), Amal Kumarage (University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka), Samson Gyamera (Centre for Urban Transportation, Ghana)
  • Rural school transport in Brazil: an indispensable service for the education policy
    Willer Luciano Carvalho, Yaeko Yamashita (University of Braslia, Brazil), Joaquim Jose Guilherme de Aragao (University of Tocantins, Brazil)
  • Thinking on public accountability: how to address quality of policy design and decision-making?
    Rosario Macario (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon Technical University, Portugal)
  • Rural school transport in Brazil: an indispensable service for the education policy
    Willer Luciano Carvalho (University of Brasília, Brazil), Yaeko Yamashita (Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil)
  • Rural school transportation: technological advances
    Willer Luciano Carvalho, Poliana de Souza Leite, Joaquim Jose Guilherme de Aragaoa (University of Brasília, Brazil), Heitor Pereira do Nascimento (Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil)
  • How to boost public transport service delivery in South Africa to address social exclusion and energy issues
    Laverne Dimitrov (Development Bank of Southern Africa, South Africa)
  • Road tolls as a finance instrument for increased public transport: the Helsinki MA debate revisited
    Marko Nokkala (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)