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Trans. Planning Journal

Title The Impact of Bus Routes on Passenger Volume in Taiwan: Evidence from Quantile Regression
Author Shu-Min Lin, Ching-Fu Chang and Chih-Chien Jao
Summary   Energy conservation and carbon reduction are not only important international economic issues but also important social issues. The policies of the public sector aim to improve both the capacity and quality of public transportation services and build a sustainable green transportation system. We use quantile regression analysis to investigate the impact of low-, medium-, and high-capacity routes on passenger volume in this paper. The research shows a nonlinear relationship between the number of bus runs and passenger volume. Furthermore, the effect of bus runs on the number of passengers is stronger in high-capacity routes than it is in low-capacity routes. Additionally, an increase in railway or MRT passengers is also expected to increase the number of bus passengers.
Vol. 43
No. 4
Page 343
Year 2014
Month 12
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