Problems of Multimodal Passenger Transportation Development in Urban Transport Systems

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MAGAZINE №1(84) February 2018

AUTHOR Volkova E.M. - Cand. of Ec. Sc., Assistant professor, Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg, Russia), Department of Transport Economics, Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University (St. Petersburg, Russia)

CATEGORY  Analytics and reviews Megapolis logistics Transportation in logistics


Effectiveness of urban transport systems development is a necessary condition for agglomerations economy development. Urban transport systems should provide rapid and comfortable passenger transportations. They must comply with the requirements of high performance and hourly transport accessibility. The purpose of urban transport system management is to provide compliance with these requirements while minimizing the total social costs. The assessment of urban transport systems effectiveness should consider both multiple social effects resulting from their functioning and the total social costs that include a number of externalities. Social effects include an assessment of travel time reduction, the growth of mobility and population economic activity, the growth rate of the agglomeration economy. The necessity to develop common approaches to the assessment of these effects and their application in the strategic planning of agglomerations development becomes obvious. The paper deals with the problems of multimodal passenger transportation development on the example of St. Petersburg agglomeration. The calculation model for estimation of sales integration economic effect is offered.

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