Transport Emissions and Energy Consumption Impacts of Private Capital Investment in Public Transport
AbstractIntroducing private capital into the public transport system for its sustainable development has been increasing around the world. However, previous research ignores emissions and energy consumption impacts, which are important for private capital investment policy-making. To address this problem, the system dynamic (SD) approach was used to quantitatively analyze the cumulative effects of different private capital investment models in public transport from the environmental perspective. The SD model validity was verified in the case study of Jinan public traffic. Simulation results show that the fuel consumption and emission reductions are obvious when the private capital considering passenger value invests in public transport compared with the no private capital investment and traditional investment models. There are obvious cumulative reductions for fuel consumption, CO2, CO, SO2, and PM10 emissions for 100 months compared with no private capital investment. This research verifies the superiority of the passenger value investment model in public transport from the environmental point of view, and supplies a theoretical tool for administrators to evaluate the private capital investment effects systematically. View Full-Text
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Doi: 10.3390/su9020269; doi.org/10.1155/2015/498121
Link: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/9/2/269/htm ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/498121
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Xue, Y.; Guan, H.; Corey, J.; Zhang, B.; Yan, H.; Han, Y.; Qin, H. Transport Emissions and Energy Consumption Impacts of Private Capital Investment in Public Transport. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1760.
Xue Y, Guan H, Corey J, Zhang B, Yan H, Han Y, Qin H. Transport Emissions and Energy Consumption Impacts of Private Capital Investment in Public Transport. Sustainability. 2017; 9(10):1760.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xue, Yunqiang; Guan, Hongzhi; Corey, Jonathan; Zhang, Bing; Yan, Hai; Han, Yan; Qin, Huanmei. 2017. "Transport Emissions and Energy Consumption Impacts of Private Capital Investment in Public Transport." Sustainability 9, no. 10: 1760.
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