Taxi demand modelling to ensure appropriate taxi supply.

Cooper, James A and Faber, Wim (2010) Taxi demand modelling to ensure appropriate taxi supply. In: Seventh International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies (ICTTS), 3-5 August 2010, Kunming, China.

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As a transport mode, the taxi is often given scant attention. The mode is consistent, in appearance and function, and has followed the same patterns of licensing, rather than mainstream transport, from its origin as the first licensed public transport mode to current day arguments between regulation, whether a market operates better under a controlled or de-restricted model. The apparent lack of reporting does not, however, equate to a lack of analysis. Indeed a significant staple of consultancy and authority work exists. This including, in most mature markets, reporting specific to regulation; much of which is focused on the choice between a restriction placed on the numbers of licenses issued and the, apparent, alternative of allowing free market entry. Underlying the current, often complex, approaches to market form and its analysis, is the simple question, whether there is a "golden number" of taxis that should be provided in any one location; and whether there is a "golden rule" against which this number can be established. Indeed whether either open market access or controlled determined restriction can achieve an optimal solution.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBN: 978-0-7844-1123-0
Uncontrolled Keywords: taxi transport; licensed public transport; regulated market; de-restricted model; passenger transportation; travel demand;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Item ID: 4260
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2011 16:39
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 08:53

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