WIT Press

Comparing The Adelaide Taxi Industry Studies Of 1996 And 1998

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT990191

Volume

44

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,076 kb

Author(s)

Stuart Clement, Ian Radbone and Frank Primerano

Abstract

The Adelaide Taxi Industry Baseline Study (ATIBS96) was conducted throughout 1996 to collect a variety of statistics of interest to members of the industry and to policy-makers. The first of a planned series of follow-up studies was conducted in 1998 (ATIS98). Though the 1998 effort was less extensive than ATIBS96, it enabled comparisons of the key operational characteristics of the industry. Of particular interest were the proportions of the means of engagement of the jobs; the quality of service with regard to passengers (waiting times and rank queues); the ratios of active versus non-active time and distance travelled for taxis; and the revenue per trip, per shift etc. This paper compares the statistics derived from each study and briefly describes the methodologies of the data coll

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