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Fair Transport: Are we being taken for a ride?. Some thoughts from … David Denmark. www.tpmplanning.com. Transport – Question or Answer?. Three important concepts:. Mobility – ease of movement. Access – ability to get to where you need to go.

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Fair Transport: Are we being takenfor a ride?

Some thoughtsfrom…

David Denmark

www.tpmplanning.com


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Transport – Question or Answer?

Three important concepts:

Mobility – ease of movement

Access – ability to get to where you need to go

Movement – physical act of moving, may involve transport

mobility = movement + accessibility


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PT

PT

PT

ST

ST

ST

Public transport

Specialised transport

LFB

ST

Low Floor bus

LFB

ST

LFB + BND

ST

Better Network Design

The Mobility Gap


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Unmet Transport Need

System

Frequency

Route Design

Cost

Physical Design

Target group

Physical mobility

Social disadvantage

Cultural issues

Knowledge

Travel requirements

Location

Service levels

Distance to attractors

Concentration of demand


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Why Transport Is as it Is

Utility Theory – greatest happiness for greatest number

Public transport addresses the greatest concentrations of demand

  • Commuter transport

  • City to City transport

  • School transport


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Why Transport Is as it Is

Need and demand for transport exists in clusters and in scatters

Many socially excluded are scattered

  • Scattered geographically

  • Scattered virtually

Those in scatters get left behind

Rawls: We should seek the maximum utilityof the people receiving the mimimum


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The Accessible Journey Chain

Walk to stop

Information

Wait for bus

Board bus

Walk to destination

Travel in bus

Alight from bus


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Issues in the Northern Territory

Network Issues

Inadequate Infrastructure

Poor Support Processes

Problems with Fares and Funding

Inadequate Information

Non-transport involvement


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What is Community Transport?

Definitions can vary widely

Key characteristics

Who does it

Why we do it

How we do it


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Definition 1

Not-for-profit

Voluntary-managed

Community-based

Democratic

Locally based

Users makedecisions


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Definition 2

Choice and flexibility and able to respond to passengers needs

Available for use by a wide range of people not just disabled or elderly

Meets needs that conventionalpublic transport does not

Used where conventional public transport systems are not generally viable or appropriate


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Definition 3

Less formal public transport provision.

Could be bus service controlled by local people to taxi sharing schemes and semi-formalised lift giving.

Works in partnership and cooperation with other agencies

Leverages transport capacity from variety of agencies and programs

Increases service efficiency and return on investment by funders.


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Ways of Defining Community Transport

Based on knowledge, experience, wishes or requirements

Some Knowledge

Imperfect Knowledge

No idea

Different individuals – different

Experiences – different frames

Some may not know they have experienced it

For some it is an aspiration or an ideal

Some will see it within confines of funding program or legislation


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Mode of Operation

CT

Not-for-Profit

Subsidised Commercial

Fully Commercial

Social Entrepreneur

DRT


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Typical NSW CT Operator

Shopping Services

Individual Transport

Outings

Health Related Transport


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Typical Qld CT Operation

Shopping Services

Medical Transport Services

Group Destination Services

Social Transport Services




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CT fixed route service

Operated by South Sydney Community Transport

Funded by City of Sydney Council



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Contracting in Perth

VTF takes bookings from HACC clients

VTF schedules services (share ride where possible)

Jobs emailed to taxi companies



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Here Comes Everybody: How Change HappensWhen People Come Together”

Clay Shirky – New York University



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Aspects of Mobility Management instead of the mode of transport.

A market for local transport

A clearinghouse for transactions

Alternatives to the car

Services for transport disadvantaged

Link travel modes

Provides information and

transactions


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Coordination through instead of the mode of transport.Mobility Management


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The Mobility Office 1 instead of the mode of transport.

User

Agency

Mobility Manager

Arrange trip

Document

CT

Bus

Taxi

Hire

Car

Vol Tp

Other


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The Mobility Office 2 instead of the mode of transport.

User

Agency

Mobility Manager

Cannot arrange trip

Advocacy

Transport development

CT

Bus

Taxi

Hire

Car

Other

New


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The Minibus Register instead of the mode of transport.

Minibus Owners

Use

Non-use

Costs to funder and owners

Transport Pool

Fees

Non-minibus owners


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Possible Roles for Mobility Office instead of the mode of transport.

Information and advice

Transport organisation and coordination

Minibus Register

Mobility Office

Awareness and education

(new) Transport related products and services

Sales and reservations

TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM


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Share resources instead of the mode of transport.

New services

More people access services

Gold Coast Mobility Office

  • Transport resources

  • Bus & Driver hours

  • Volunteer expense

  • Taxi Vouchers

Community based agencies

TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM TPM


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Gold Coast Mobility Office - Partners instead of the mode of transport.

Funders

Home and Community Care Program

Gold Coast City Council Economic Development

Gold Coast City CouncilCouncil Cabs

Qld Department of Education

Federal Dept of Transport and Regional Services

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Qld Department of Housing(Community Renewal)

Service Partners

Bluecare

Spiritus

Transcord Community Transport

MulticulturalCommunities Council Gold Coast

Crossroads

Gold Coast Housing Assn.

Care n’ Concern

Scribe

Alzheimers Assn.

Encompass

OzCare

Volunteering Gold Coast


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Accessible Bridge instead of the mode of transport.Services - Sydney

Regional fundholder

Contracts services

Regional CommunityTransport Plan

Pilots services

Easy Transport Office

Information

Work with bus companies

Bus brokerage

Accessible transport plans

Advocacy

Work with Area Health


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Community Passenger Networks (SA) instead of the mode of transport.

Key part of an Integrated Model.

Functions:

Coordinating transport

Providing information

Brokering transport services

Providing last resort transport for the transport disadvantaged.


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Modes instead of the mode of transport.of Operation

DIY – Community (volunteer)

DIY – Community (professional)

Contract (agency sets service specs)

Referral (agency purchases fixed service)

Coordinator/Mobility Manager


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Principles for a cooperative transport service instead of the mode of transport.

Minimise dead andduplicate running

Shared access

Partnerships with nontransport providers

Open to all

Government/commercial/community

Service Links

Cross-subsidy

Resource sharing


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Sustainable instead of the mode of transport.Transport

Partnerships – Mobility Management

Contracts

Other funding

Fares

Core Funding

IT

Mgt


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Thank you for listening instead of the mode of transport.

Any questions?

www.tpmplanning.com