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Public Transportation policy Assessment

Public Transportation policy Assessment

Leading to effective, systematic public transportation policies and plans based on regular evaluation

Background and Purpose

  • Lack of measures to resolve urban traffic issues
  • Need to set up a public transportation policy index through an evaluation of policies of 161 cities and counties
  • Leading to effective, systematic public transportation policies and plans based on regular evaluation
  • Overview of system to prepare organized policies and set reasonable goals of public transportation policies
  • Spatial scope
    • 160 cities and towns nationwide and Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
  • Temporal scope
    • Evaluation period : 2 consecutive years before the policy in question was implemented
    • Implementation frequency : 2 years

Method

Categorizing subject organizations
  • Local governments of similar size and features are categorized into 5 evaluation groups
  • Evaluation Group A (metropolitan cities including Seoul)
  • Evaluation Group B (cities operating city rail/subway other than Group A)
  • Evaluation Group C (cities without city rail/subway, with population bigger than 300,000 other than Group A)
  • Evaluation Group D (cities without city rail/subway, with population smaller than 300,000 other than Group A)
  • Evaluation Group E (counties)
Evaluation method
  • Document evaluation per group based on data collected from participating cities and counties
  • On-site due diligence for 2~3 local governments per group with the goals of verification of document evaluation data and on-site checking of public transportation facilities/mode
  • Satisfaction survey among residents regarding public transportation policies
Results utilization and expected effects
  • Setting up and utilizing basic data on public transportation policy index
  • Leading to more reasonable, organized policies by reflecting the evaluation results to public transportation policies