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A broader perspective on social outcomes in transport

Chris Lowe, John Stanley, Janet Stanley

RESEARCH IN TRANSPORTATION ECONOMICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

While the importance of including the interface between transport and the social environment has been acknowledged in the past few decades, application of this remains limited in transport policy and project evaluations. At present, consideration is largely given to impacts of the infrastructure construction and future operation on people living in the vicinity, without looking at social outcomes in terms of personal/societal wellbeing, nor the economic impact of the changes in these conditions. New research has added a further dimension to the social impact of transport, the value that may be added in rural communities. This relates to the leadership role adopted by some bus operators, and ..

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