Equity in regional service provision

Murray, Alan T. and Davis, Rex (2001) Equity in regional service provision. Journal of Regional Science, 41 4: 577-600. doi:10.1111/0022-4146.00233


Author Murray, Alan T.
Davis, Rex
Title Equity in regional service provision
Journal name Journal of Regional Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-4146
1467-9787
Publication date 2001-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/0022-4146.00233
Volume 41
Issue 4
Start page 577
End page 600
Total pages 24
Editor G. Mulligan
Place of publication Malden, Mass., U.S.A.
Publisher Blackwell Publishers
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
750803 Urban planning
370401 Urban and Regional Studies
Abstract Most transportation agencies stipulate that an important planning goal is to provide equitable and just public transport services. However, who is to be served and the type of service that should be provided has been ambiguous. This paper develops a methodology for examining equity in the provision of public transportation services. An approach for identifying areas in need of public transport is developed based upon the use of socio-demographic and economic information. Public transport need is then related to levels of access to service. This approach makes it possible to establish the degree to which public transport services may be considered equitable in relation to need and suitable access. A detailed analysis of the southeast Queensland region of Australia illustrates how this approach may be used to inform public transport decision making.
Keyword Environmental Studies
Planning & Development
Accessibility
Fairness
Framework
Transport
Justice
Gis
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
 
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