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Assessment of taxi sector efficiency and profitability based on continuous monitoring and methodology to review fares

Author
Amat, C.; Estrada, M.; Ortigosa, J.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
93rd TRB Annual Meeting
Date of publication
2014
Presentation's date
2014-01-15
Book of congress proceedings
TRB 93rd Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers
First page
1
Last page
19
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/21735 Open in new window
Abstract
The taxi sector presents many challenges to adequately serve the demand while maximising efficiency and profitability and minimising externalities. Many authors have dealt with the ‘taxi industry’ by modelling and forecasting its activity, usually using limited, incomplete or no trustable data to validate their model. The present paper tackles a different point of view. The applied methodology is based in the continuous monitoring of a sample of taxis that provide information recorded by the...
Citation
Amat, C.; Estrada, M.; Ortigosa , J. Assessment of taxi sector efficiency and profitability based on continuous monitoring and methodology to review fares. A: Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. "TRB 93rd Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers". Washington D.C.: 2014, p. 1-19.
Keywords
efficiency, fares, indicators, monitoring, profitability, reasonable profit, taxi, taximeter
Group of research
BIT - Barcelona Innovative Transportation

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