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Article: The role of paratransit: Some reflections based on the experience of residents' coach services in Hong Kong

TitleThe role of paratransit: Some reflections based on the experience of residents' coach services in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsParatransit
Public transport system
Residential locations
Residents' coach services
Issue Date2007
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0049-4488
Citation
Transportation, 2007, v. 34 n. 4, p. 471-486 How to Cite?
AbstractParatransit refers to urban transport services "somewhere between private passenger transport and conventional public transport in terms of cost and quality of service" [Rimmer (1980), Paratransit: A commentary. Environ. Plan. A 12, 937-944]. Since the 1980s, a new form of paratransit - residents' coach, which provides exclusive transport services to residents living in private housing estates - has emerged in Hong Kong. What was the background underlying t he emergence and subsequent growth of residents' coach services? Also, what was the role of residents' coach in the public transport system of Hong Kong? With the completion of more railway extensions, should residents' coach services be replaced? If so, what are the potential impacts on people's life? This paper addresses the above research questions through a large-scale questionnaire survey that examined not only people's modal choice but also their residential choice, socio-economic background and attitudes. The findings suggest that transport policy makers should pay more attention to examine new forms of paratransit and the ways of integrating them into the overall public transport system, both spatially and temporally. It is only through the development of an efficient and multi-modal transport system can the maximum potential of paratransit in filling the transport gap between conventional mass transit and private cars be realized. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86072
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.545
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.155
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dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationTransportation, 2007, v. 34 n. 4, p. 471-486en_HK
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86072-
dc.description.abstractParatransit refers to urban transport services "somewhere between private passenger transport and conventional public transport in terms of cost and quality of service" [Rimmer (1980), Paratransit: A commentary. Environ. Plan. A 12, 937-944]. Since the 1980s, a new form of paratransit - residents' coach, which provides exclusive transport services to residents living in private housing estates - has emerged in Hong Kong. What was the background underlying t he emergence and subsequent growth of residents' coach services? Also, what was the role of residents' coach in the public transport system of Hong Kong? With the completion of more railway extensions, should residents' coach services be replaced? If so, what are the potential impacts on people's life? This paper addresses the above research questions through a large-scale questionnaire survey that examined not only people's modal choice but also their residential choice, socio-economic background and attitudes. The findings suggest that transport policy makers should pay more attention to examine new forms of paratransit and the ways of integrating them into the overall public transport system, both spatially and temporally. It is only through the development of an efficient and multi-modal transport system can the maximum potential of paratransit in filling the transport gap between conventional mass transit and private cars be realized. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0049-4488en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofTransportationen_HK
dc.subjectParatransiten_HK
dc.subjectPublic transport systemen_HK
dc.subjectResidential locationsen_HK
dc.subjectResidents' coach servicesen_HK
dc.titleThe role of paratransit: Some reflections based on the experience of residents' coach services in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLoo, BPY:bpyloo@hku.hken_HK
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