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Estimation of demand for and supply of transport in rural Tasmania

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Obialor, Romanus Arthur 1984 , 'Estimation of demand for and supply of transport in rural Tasmania', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Rural public transport services cater to specific markets such
as commuting and shopping trips, visiting friends and relatives,
touring and so forth. Rural transportation generally provides services
to people in rural areas as opposed to urban transportation systems that
are primarily designed to shuttle people to and from work. Creating and
running a rural transportation system can be a fairly simple operation
but could be unprofitable. The needs of rural transportation research
are many, and this study can make a significant contribution to all
parties involved in the operation of rural transportation in Tasmania.
The primary aim of this study is to estimate demand and supply
functions for rural -transportation in Tasmania. The secondary aim will
be to compare the estimated elasticities with work already done in a
similar field. Typical results of this study would include items such
as (a) sensitivity of revenue to changes in fares, in-vehicle time,
frequency and number of cars per household, (b) the sensitivity of
frequency of service to changes in revenue, fare, cost per kilometre
and size of the bus.
No demand model or other methods of quantified demand predictions
for small scale rural transportation system existed in Tasmania before
this study. This study therefore aims at helping in understanding the
patters of demand and supply of transport in Tasmania.

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:Obialor, Romanus Arthur
Keywords: Transportation
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Thesis (M.Trans.Ec.)--University of Tasmania, 1984. Bibliography: l. 59-61

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