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World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research
World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research


Special issue on: "Public Transport Management"

Guest Editor: Prof. Sveinn V. Gudmundsson, Toulouse Business School, France; Oxford University, UK

Most commuters experience more than one mode of transport in a single journey to a destination. For example, trains link with urban bus systems, subway stations and often extend to local airports, not to mention pedestrian walks and bicycle paths. A major goal of public transport management is to reduce dependence on the private car and increase use of a more environmentally sustainable transport. The interface between different modes, including walking and cycling, are essential features of success. Public transport management describes the process of planning, designing, organising and managing the transport infrastructure for optimising the physical and virtual mobility of human beings, whilst preserving “quality of life”. Moreover, it includes coordination and collaboration between service providers, which can be transport companies, facilities providers, transport vehicle manufacturers, regional planning authorities, virtual mobility and integration systems, and end-users, over modal interfaces.

The goal of this special issue is to address these interfaces with special concern for energy use and environmental preservation. At this age of rapid growth in human mobility, the special issue will contribute to the debate on how to induce the switch from the private car to more environmentally friendly transport through better modal interfaces, as well as policy and management approaches.

Subject Coverage
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to:
  • Public transport management and the environment
  • Public transport management and sustainability issues
  • Public transport management and human health
  • Effective design of mobility environments
  • Emerging mobility technologies and devices that directly facilitate public transport use
  • Management of user perceptions and image in public transport
  • Usability studies involving user performance and preferences
  • Privacy and public transport management solutions
  • Development of new public transport management tools and applications
  • Web-based public transport applications and user perspectives
  • The future of public transport management
  • Design and evaluation methodologies for public transport interfaces
  • Strategy formulation in public transport management
  • Education and skill development in public transport management
  • Public transport management and the elderly and disabled
  • Cross-cultural issues in public transport management
  • Comparisons between electronic and mobile government from users' perspectives
  • Public sector policy to facilitate public transport
  • Human interaction issues in mobility management
  • Cooperation management between public transport companies
  • Management of public transport industry interactions and user issues
  • Support for public transport user interaction
  • Critical success factors in public transport management
  • Software development for public transport management solutions
  • Knowledge management in public transport modal interfacing
  • Demand management in public transport
  • Supply management in public transport

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Proposal deadline (optional): 15 December, 2008

Full paper deadline: 15 February, 2009

Notification of status & acceptance of paper: 15 May, 2009

Final version of paper: 15 June, 2009