The broad aim of this workshop was to review the technical literature on productivity and performance indicators, and to establish a set of guidelines for improved approaches to the definition, measurement and implementation of indicators. The economic literature on productivity levels and growth rates was reviewed and contrasted to the more established transport literature on performance indicators. Issues such as scale effects, technical change, traffic composition effects, and density effects was defined and discussed. Guidelines on essential data and desirable practices for measurement and implementation were addressed. The broad issue of supply side versus demand side indicators were discussed. This paper forms part of a special issue of the journal Transportation Planning and Technology, entitled "Competition ownership of bus and coach services", edited by David A Hensher. The special issue carries a selection of 24 papers and workshop reports presented at the international conference held in Thredbo, New South Wales, Australia, from 1st-4th May 1989. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 837493. (Author/TRRL)


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  • Accession Number: 00623883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM