COMMUNITY TRANSPORT: POLICY, PLANNING, PRACTICE. CHAPTER 5: EQUITY AND EFFICIENCY IN THE EVALUATION OF TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE

A rapid growth is described in the UK in the provision of transport for disadvantaged people. With limited resources available for such services it is suggested that an evaluation framework is crucial. In this chapter the author argues that the economics of transport provision for disadvantaged people is not an appropriate means for the evaluation of their benefits. The equity implications of decisions are discussed and a framework for assessment presented which concentrates on the consumer, considering both need and demand elements. A formal evaluation methodology is not proposed as many of the ultimate decisions are political. The approach favoured here is a framework which clearly identifies the user groups of interest together with the costs and benefits of alternative actions. For the covering abstract see IRRD 875321.

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  • Authors:
    • Banister, D
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 99-115
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  • Accession Number: 00720710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 2-88449-044-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 24 1996 12:00AM