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Understanding the factors influencing road public transport policy implementation in Taiwan

Titheridge, H; Liu, C-P; (2016) Understanding the factors influencing road public transport policy implementation in Taiwan. In: Proceedings to 14th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR). WCTRS (World Conference on Transport Research Society): Shanghai, China. Green open access

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Abstract

Many studies [1-4] have shown that improving bus-based public transport is a more cost-effective and flexible option compared with rail investment. The Taiwanese National Road Public Transport Plan (NRPTP) was launched in 2010 to increase bus patronage and public transport market share in Taiwan. A qualitative method was adopted to explore the key factors influencing attainment of NRPTP objectives. The key factors include a lack of understanding of NRPTP objectives within implementing agencies, patchy local road public transport proposals, insufficient implementing capacity, insufficient skilled street-level-bureaucrats, lack of Mayoral commitments and resource limitations. In addition, this study draws out some suggestions for the next period (2017-2020) of NRPTP implementation. The suggestions include a method to formulate the policy objectives, NRPTP guidance revision, adjustment of the policy implementation process, better monitoring, providing greater support to the local implementing agencies, raising NRPTP implementation up the list of priorities within local authorities, and relaxing the current limitations on budget spending.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Understanding the factors influencing road public transport policy implementation in Taiwan
Event: 14th World Conference on Transport Research, 10-15 July 2016, Shanghai, China
Location: Shanghai, China
Dates: 10 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.wctrs-society.com/conferences/
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Policy implementation, top-down, bottom-up, public transport
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10039134
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