On this second episode of The Trip Diary, Steve Tornes speaks with Dr. Peter V. Hall about the Employer Transit Subsidy Study, a research project which examined the factors that encourage people to switch from driving to public transit and who, even if you made transit free, would still not use public transit.
Compared to our last episode on equity, this research is quantitative and numbers based, and yet, even though it involved big data, it still cares deeply about equity. Peter further discusses how the study was used to inform collective bargaining questions and was designed with a social purpose in mind. This SFU study was done in partnership with the union and management of seven hotels, TransLink, and the City of Vancouver.
Full episode details: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/series/the-trip-diary/180-a-city-in-transit.html
Read the transcript: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/transcripts/180-a-city-in-transit.html
Meet Steve Tornes: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/about/updates/all-updates/meet-steve-tornes.html
Simon Fraser University Employer Transit Subsidy Study, Main Report: https://summit.sfu.ca/system/files/iritems1/20608/20200929_ETSS_final%20report_REV_summit.pdf
Simon Fraser University Employer Transit Subsidy Study, Executive SUmmary: https://summit.sfu.ca/system/files/iritems1/20609/20200910_ETSS_EXEC_Summary_web.pdf
Employer-paid transit subsidies and travel behaviour: Experimental evidence from Vancouver hotels: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2667091721000066
Peter V Hall was Dean pro tem in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and is Professor of Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. His areas of research include port cities, community and local economic development, and he is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport Geography. He was Principal Investigator of the Employer Transit Subsidy Study.
Cite this episode:
Tornes, Steve. “Geographies of Identity — with Dr. Peter V. Hall” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, July 12, 2022. https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/episodes/180-a-city-in-transit.html