Special Issue "Sustainable Public Transportation in the Digitalization Era"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: Sustainable transport; transport engineering; transport safety; urban planning
Interests: Sustainable transport; transport safety; transport psychology
Encouraging and promoting public transport use, such as buses, metros, ferries, and trains, for both existing and potential users have been one of the crucial strategies carried out by policymakers, scholars, and private sectors in many countries, especially during the current digitalization era. Research has documented significant influences of sustainable public transport adoption on social, economic, and environmental improvements. Over the past few years, the utilisation of green energy and smart technology is even becoming an integrated part of public transportation services. In Europe, for instance, one of the objectives is to power public transportation modes using renewable energy sources. In some countries like Germany and Sweden, research institutions and car manufacturers have closely worked together to replace traditional buses with electric and biogas-fuelled buses. Policymakers have further implemented technological solutions aimed at eliminating fossil-fuelled vehicles from urban roads, replacing them with sustainable public transportation modes. In addition, new technologies such as automated driving and smart travel app-based platforms are gradually included in public transportation services worldwide, making a great sustainable impact on societies and improving users’ satisfaction with the services.
The core aim of this Special Issue is to illuminate factors associated with the adoption and use of green energy and digital technology-based public transportation services. This Special Issue will highlight the utilisation of green and automated public transportation modes as well as the creation of travel planning apps for supporting effective and efficient travels with public transportation services and how these aspects are linked to societal aspects.
We would like to cordially invite papers for consideration and possible publication in this Special Issue on the topic “Sustainable public transportation in the digitalization era”. We are targeting theoretical, methodological, empirical, and case study-based papers that address issues pertaining to the topic outlined above. The submitted papers may relate to travel behavior, behavioral adaptation, mobility, accessibility, and psychological factors and how these aspects connect to the utilization of green energy and digital technology-based public transportation services. We also encourage papers that specifically target issues related to vulnerable users and gender perspectives, such as whether and, if so, how sustainable and smart public transportation are supportive to low-income, young, elderly, and disabled individuals. Submissions focusing on the security and safety aspects of sustainable transport mode use are also encouraged. All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer-review procedure.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ari K. M. Tarigan
Prof. Dr. Trond Nordfjærn
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainable public transport
- Digitalization era
- Green technology
- Transport psychology
- Travel behavior
- Safety and security
- Vulnerable users