Transport Policy Assignment

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Transport Policy Assignment

 

  1. Define the term “policy”. Discuss an example of transport policy in managing shared mobility scooters.

Policy is the course of action proposed by a government, organisation, institution, or an individual with an intended goal (Machado, Hue, Berssaneti & Quintanilha 2018). In the transport industry, policy can be defined as a set of propositions established with a goal of achieving particular objectives related to the performance of the transport system. The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) policy 2018 is a good example of a policy managing shared mobility scooters. The mission of NACTO is to build towns as places where people can stay safely, sustainably, and easily access equitable transportation choices to support strong economy, offer opportunities, and contribute to vibrant quality of life. The NACTO Bike Share Station Sitting Guide ensures that bike share options should be placed within 3-5 minute walking distance from one another throughout a contiguous program area to ensure successful, equitable, and sustainable bike share. The policy further supports safety programs for individuals bicycling, walking as well as other vulnerable road users. The policy aims at promoting energy and cost efficiency.

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TRANSPORT POLICY

Assignment 1-TUTORIAL WORKSHEET

 

Value: 30% of course assessment (Each question is of equal value).

Indicative length: 1500 words for the whole assignment.

File Type: Please ensure that your assignment is submitted as a Microsoft Word document.

 

This assignment consists of a number of short answer questions that relate to the coursework material covered in the first 5 weeks of the study period.  An assessment proforma via Gradebook will be provided with feedback on:

  1. The correctness of each response.
  2. The standard of written expression.

The grading standards applied for this component of assessment are set out in the assessment proforma for this assignment which can be downloaded from the Learnonline course website.

Please answer all questions.

 

  1. Define the term “policy”.  Discuss an example of transport policy in managing shared mobility scooters.
  2. Define the concept of “regulation”.  Discuss how transport regulation could be used to improve road safety in a local road network.
  3. Define the concept of “marginal cost”.  Discuss the effect of marginal costs in delivering increased public transport capacity.
  4. Define the concept of “market failure”.  Discuss an example of market failure with regard to the provision of access to transport services for aged persons.
  5. Compare and contrast the concept of “monopoly” with the concept of “competition” within the context of the delivery of public transport at a metropolitan scale.
  6. Define the concept of “ridesharing services in companies such as UBER and Lime (Scooters).  Considering the recent experiences over the past year of UBER, OfO, OBike and Lime, briefly discuss the capability of these services in addressing the current shortcomings of transport provisioning in urban areas.
  7. Discuss the concept of “road pricing” and its application in managing travel demand.
  8. Define the concept of “externalities” and discuss why it is important to incorporate management of externalities into a transport policy.  Provide an example of a transport policy that is intended to control an externality. Transport Policy Assignment
  9. Define the concept of “Perfectly In-elastic Demand”.  Discuss what would happen to demand for a public transport service if demand is said to be perfectly in-elastic.
  10. Define a “Public-Private Partnership (PPP) within the context of delivering a major transport infrastructure project such as an urban Metro or toll-road.    Provide an example of where a PPP has been used for a transport related project and discuss its key advantage and disadvantage. Transport Policy Assignment.

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Transport Policy Assignment

 

  1. Define the term “policy”. Discuss an example of transport policy in managing shared mobility scooters.

Policy is the course of action proposed by a government, organisation, institution, or an individual with an intended goal (Machado, Hue, Berssaneti & Quintanilha 2018). In the transport industry, policy can be defined as a set of propositions established with a goal of achieving particular objectives related to the performance of the transport system. The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) policy 2018 is a good example of a policy managing shared mobility scooters. The mission of NACTO is to build towns as places where people can stay safely, sustainably, and easily access equitable transportation choices to support strong economy, offer opportunities, and contribute to vibrant quality of life. The NACTO Bike Share Station Sitting Guide ensures that bike share options should be placed within 3-5 minute walking distance from one another throughout a contiguous program area to ensure successful, equitable, and sustainable bike share. The policy further supports safety programs for individuals bicycling, walking as well as other vulnerable road users. The policy aims at promoting energy and cost efficiency…… Transport Policy Assignment……….

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