RT34 – Wijnand Veeneman – Public Transport Governance
Researching Transit – Episode 34
Published: October 2021
Keywords: Public transport, governance, regulation, contracting, institutions
This is the twelfth episode in the Researching Transit Handbook of Public Transport Research Series. Links to the book can be found at the end of the notes.
In this episode Professor Graham Currie talks to Associate Professor Wijnand Veeneman from the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft). Associate Professor Veeneman is part the Organisation and Governance Section in TU Delft’s Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. He is also:
- the Scientific Director of Next Generation Infrastructure, a cooperation between six major infrastructure managers in the Netherlands;
- a member of the TRAIL research school, which is an organisation for Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics across 6 Netherlands Universities;
- on the advisory council of the Netherlands Institute of Government; and
- on the editorial board of Tijdschrift Vervoerswetenschap (Netherlands Transport Science Magazine).
Associate Professor Veeneman has been researching governance in public transport since undertaking his PhD. In this episode he and Professor Currie first briefly discuss his thesis, which is titled Mind the Gap: Bridging Theories and Practice for the Organisation of Metropolitan Public Transport. Links to the thesis are provided below.
This episode of the podcast focuses on the eighth chapter of the Handbook of Public Transport Research: The governance of public transport: towards integrated design, which is authored by Associate Professor Veeneman. He and Professor Currie discuss rule sets, which support the decision-making of the many actors involved in transit. The book chapter provides details about the four levels of rule sets (culture, laws, arrangements and transactions), and how these are relevant to transit governance. In this episode of the podcast Associate Professor Veeneman and Professor Currie also discuss how a good starting point in designing a governance system for a public transport network is to first understand the context and local culture.
Find out more about this research in Chapter 8 of the Handbook of Public Transport Research, available for purchase from the publisher’s website: https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/handbook-of-public-transport-research-9781788978651.html.
Find out more about Associate Professor Wijnand Veeneman and his work at:
- TU Delft at https://www.tudelft.nl/tbm/over-de-faculteit/afdelingen/multi-actor-systems/people/associate-professors/dr-ww-wijnand-veeneman
- the TRAIL Research School for Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics at http://rstrail.nl/ and
- Next Generation Infrastructure at https://www.nginfra.nl/english/
Associate Professor Wijnand Veeneman’s PhD thesis Mind the Gap: Bridging Theories and Practice for the Organisation of Metropolitan Public Transport is available at:
- https://www.academia.edu/667427/Mind_the_Gap and
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- Date October 3, 2021
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