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Taxi! Urban Economies and the Social and Transport Impacts of the Taxicab / Edition 1

Taxi! Urban Economies and the Social and Transport Impacts of the Taxicab / Edition 1

by James Cooper, Ray Mundy


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The taxicab makes a significant contribution to the accessibility of a city, and provides a wide range of services across many different social groups and urban environments. This study considers the roles and functions of the taxi from its origins as the first licensed form of public transport, to the current variations of vehicle type and operation, to predictions for its future development. Also addressed here is the impact which this ubiquitous form of transport has on contemporary urban life, and the analytical tools being used and developed for its licensing and control.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754676287
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/16/2010
Series: Transport and Society Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr James M. Cooper is the Head of the Taxi Studies Group at Edinburgh Napier University, Senior Research Fellow at the Transport Research Institute and Director of T2E Transport to Employment. Dr Ray A. Mundy is the John W. Barriger III Endowed Professor of Transportation & Logistics and Director of the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Missouri - St Louis, and Taylor Professor Emeritus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Dr John D Nelson holds the Sixth Century Chair in Transport Studies and is Director of the Centre for Transport Research at the University of Aberdeen.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Historical development of the taxi; The development of a licensing structure; Fundamentals of taxi analysis; Taxi analysis - application and interpretation; The role of technology in taxi operations; The role of the taxi in night time economies; The Role of airport taxis in airport ground transportation; The role of the taxi in specialist transport services; The use of taxis in a community and developmental role; Barriers to development; Taxi transport: toward a future direction; References; Index.

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