Demonstration of a new decision-making framework for investment in urban public transport infrastructure: application to CBD-airport rail links

This research contributes to knowledge about urban rail transport provision in two ways. First, it systematically collects a comprehensive database on CBD-airport rail links that includes: development of the concept of a multi-modal terrestrial and air transport network; identification of clusters of multiple links in some conurbations; development of critical success factors for investment in these links; how decisions were made to provide these links; sources of funds for construction and operation; what institutional decision-makers believe are important in decisions of this type. Second, it develops a new decision-making framework for investment in urban rail infrastructure. This framework is not intended to take the place of current transport decision-making practice, but rather provide technical detail in a summarised form for decision-makers. The framework proposed shows the economic, social environmental and intermodal dimensions of these decisions, scaled by relevant social groups. (a) Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New South Wales

    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Sydney, New South Wales  Australia  2052
  • Authors:
    • Scott, F
  • Publication Date: 2003


  • English

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  • Pagination: 203P

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  • Accession Number: 01011292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 2:59PM