Demand responsive transport : an economic study of the jitney in the South-Western Cape, 1926-1990

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Archer, Sean en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Leiman, Anthony en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Munitz, Stephen Michael en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-18T12:16:40Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-18T12:16:40Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Munitz, S. 1991. Demand responsive transport : an economic study of the jitney in the South-Western Cape, 1926-1990. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17121
dc.description Bibliography: pages 196-213. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This thesis treats the role of the jitney in urban transportation from an economic perspective. The method of enquiry begins with a theory review including a description of the jitney, the distinction between passenger and operator costs, economies of scale and scope, market structure, and an allocatively efficient pricing rule for the jitney industry. It is asserted that in an unregulated urban transportation market a socially efficient pricing structure arises, which reconciles both user and producer costs. A discussion of the rise and decline of the jitney industry in Cape Town from 1924 to 1931 and industry developments in the 1970's and 1980's places this exposition within an historic context. Policy implications of the aforegoing analysis are suggested with respect to the potential role to be played by the jitney in urban public transport. Based on this approach, an alternative consideration of the competition between the jitney and conventional transport methods is proposed. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Buses - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Taxicabs - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Urban transportation - Economic aspects - South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Demand responsive transport : an economic study of the jitney in the South-Western Cape, 1926-1990 en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Economics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Munitz, S. M. (1991). <i>Demand responsive transport : an economic study of the jitney in the South-Western Cape, 1926-1990</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17121 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Munitz, Stephen Michael. <i>"Demand responsive transport : an economic study of the jitney in the South-Western Cape, 1926-1990."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 1991. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17121 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Munitz SM. Demand responsive transport : an economic study of the jitney in the South-Western Cape, 1926-1990. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 1991 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17121 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Munitz, Stephen Michael AB - This thesis treats the role of the jitney in urban transportation from an economic perspective. The method of enquiry begins with a theory review including a description of the jitney, the distinction between passenger and operator costs, economies of scale and scope, market structure, and an allocatively efficient pricing rule for the jitney industry. It is asserted that in an unregulated urban transportation market a socially efficient pricing structure arises, which reconciles both user and producer costs. A discussion of the rise and decline of the jitney industry in Cape Town from 1924 to 1931 and industry developments in the 1970's and 1980's places this exposition within an historic context. Policy implications of the aforegoing analysis are suggested with respect to the potential role to be played by the jitney in urban public transport. Based on this approach, an alternative consideration of the competition between the jitney and conventional transport methods is proposed. DA - 1991 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1991 T1 - Demand responsive transport : an economic study of the jitney in the South-Western Cape, 1926-1990 TI - Demand responsive transport : an economic study of the jitney in the South-Western Cape, 1926-1990 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17121 ER - en_ZA


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