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Evaluation System for the Implementation of Public Passenger Transport as a Public Service Obligation

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Ministry of Infrastructure, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Independent Researcher, SI-1234 Mengeš, Slovenia
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Sustainability 2019, 11(12), 3294; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11123294
Received: 8 May 2019 / Revised: 5 June 2019 / Accepted: 12 June 2019 / Published: 14 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Transportation)
The research in this article relates to an evaluation system for the implementation of lines in a public passenger transport system as a public service obligation. The purpose of this research is to present the methodology for the performance evaluation of a public passenger transport system that serves the public transport authority as a tool for making further decisions. The procedures first refer to the experimental determination of the criteria and then perform the first evaluation in the form of the value of the objective function. This is followed by multi-stage linear regression and optimization procedures that give the relation between the dependent variable ( Y ) and the independent variables ( X , ) that is, the criteria. Optimization is carried out in the coefficients ( β ), which are excluded from the optimization procedures in the case of the calculated statistical degree of insignificance. This research also shows procedures for changing the mathematical form of the criteria records and determining the impact on the final result of optimizations. View Full-Text
Keywords: public passenger transport; public service obligation; linear regression; optimization public passenger transport; public service obligation; linear regression; optimization
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Blaž, J.; Zajc, K.; Zupan, S.; Ambrož, M. Evaluation System for the Implementation of Public Passenger Transport as a Public Service Obligation. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3294.

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