Микроавтобусы и транспортная политика. Примеры Бишкека и Махачкалы
The article reviews the development of paratransit-type public transport and transport policy of local authorities. In the introduction the paper briefly describes the history of paratransit, it’s positive and negative features and makes an overview of Russian and foreign studies. In the main part the case studies of Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) and Makhachkala (Russia) are performed. The paper analyses the development of paratransit route networks and the transport policy of public authorities of this cities. The gap between principal role of paratransit and the inertia of transport policy is revealed. In the final part the article provides recommendations to improve transport policy and transport regulatory system.
The level of urban transport system development is one of the key factors of quality of life for urban dwellers. The costs of transport system financing make up the large share of the total city spending. Thus the problem of using alternative funding sources for urban transport systems is very urgent. The article includes information about two main ways of introducing private sector into urban transport system financing: Public-Private Partnership and Value Capture. The classification of available instruments is provided as well as the analysis of best practices and the trends of implementation in the Russian Federation.
Despite over 30 years of worldwide reforms in many directions to increase efficiency, public transport markets present a variety of arrangements regarding operations, control and ownership that are amenable to improvement. This workshop will examine the contextual economic, political, cultural and social factors behind these many different cases that can be observed around the world. Through a better understanding of such factors it will examine the competition and ownership options for regulated public transport markets, taking full account of local contextual factors. This will include examination of methods for improving performance without major competition and ownership changes, for example by improved institutional design (both top-down and bottom-up), the development of trusting partnerships, the promotion of negotiated contracts and the introduction of optimal operating rules.
After the total governmental control of the urban transport systems during the Soviet epoch came the 20 year long period of almost complete deregulation. Currently there is a trend towards the return to the practice of formal urban transport management, which represents a strange mixture of the remnants of the Soviet methods and the selective adoption of western urban planning practices. The chapter highlights the institutional aspects of transportation systems design and functioning. Using the neo-institutional approach, authors analyze urban transportation system management institutions as well as transportation policy of Russian authorities. The presented analysis consists of two levels: macro-level reveals trends at institution design, explains path dependency from the Soviet epoch. The micro-level put the light on the issue of decision design and the influence of certain actors. The clarification of the formal and informal urban transport management requires the overview of the following questions: the interests and the principles of authorities and private operators interaction, practices of transport demand management implementation and public reaction, the evolution of public perception of private and public property. The chapter is organized as follows. The first, introductory part of the chapter is dedicated to explaining the approach and methodological framework used. The second part reveals peculiarities of Soviet transportation system heritage. The third part examines the challenges of 90s period — introduction of free market mechanisms and era of deregulation. Fourth part discusses the experience of the first decade of XXI century and relevant changes in transport system. In the final part authors analyze main institutions; both formal and informal which shape the modern transport system.
The proposed monograph considers optimization models for managing limited resources in logistics systems. Such systems are primarily applied by industrial, transport and trade companies, including wholesalers.
As a rule, the efficiency of these companies depends in most cases on how rational the limited resources are used. Among the resources are the following: production assets, labor force, manufacturing equipment, vehicles, etc. The work studies various approaches to manage such resources when the situation is quite stable or even well-known (the characteristics of the situation can be clearly described) and, on the contrary, when some parameters of model are not specified exactly. In the first case, deterministic models are in focus of research, in the second one, stochastic models are offered. Nevertheless, the authors of the work evaluate the stability of functionality and solution structure in the models if various risk events occur.
The monograph is intended to senior bachelor’s degree students, master's degree students and postgraduates specialized in "Management" and "Logistics" as well as to the specialists interested in logistics systems design.
This paper examines the actual problem of urban infrastructure of the city and the reaction of young people to changes in the public transport system in Nizhny Novgorod. During the survey 331 respondents (16-30 years old) were questioned about which types of public transport they use; about the attitude towards changes in the transport system and the system as a whole
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.