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Author Henry, Keith, author.

Title Qatar's school transportation system : supporting safety, efficiency, and service quality / Keith Henry, Obaid Younossi, Maryah Al-Dafa, Shelly Culbertson, Michael G. Mattock, Thomas Light, Charlene Rohr ; with Sarah Al-Dorani, Hamad Al-Ibrahim, Mashail Al-Naimi, Louay Constant, Mohammed Makki, Georgette Mansour, Joy S. Moini, Parisa Roshan, Paul Soremsen, Flavia Tsang ; prepared for the Qatar Amiri Diwan.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 132 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Note "Rand-Qatar Policy Institute."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-132).
Contents Introduction -- Key observations about school bus transportation and the perceptions of parents and administrators -- Vision and goals for Qatar's school transportation system -- Candidate strategies for Qatar's school transportation system -- Evaluation of select strategies -- Recommendations and concluding observations -- Appendix A: Parent survey: supplemental information -- Appendix B: Overview of school transportation in other Gulf Cooperation Council countries -- Appendix C: Bus routing model -- Appendix D: Documentary support for strategies.
Summary In consideration of the many challenges associated with Qatar's continued growth and demographic changes, the government of Qatar is interested in updating its school transportation system (STS). This volume assesses the perspectives of parents and school administrators on Qatar's STS, identifies a vision and goals for the STS, reviews international norms for school transportation, and discusses strategies to achieve the vision and better align Qatar's STS with international norms. The authors articulate four elements of a vision for Qatar's STS: Provide safe, efficient, and high-quality transportation for Qatar's students; support educational options by enabling mobility and access; provide a transportation experience that is supportive of Qatari values and culture; and minimize the impact on traffic congestion and the environment. The authors recommend 13 strategies to help achieve this vision, such as establishing clearly marked schools zones with standardized safety features and establishing standards for licensing and training bus drivers. The authors also provide a preliminary evaluation of several other strategies with less certain costs and benefits, such as changing the composition of the school bus fleet, implementing bus stops, and staggering school start times.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject School children -- Transportation -- Qatar.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Civil -- Highway & Traffic.
School children -- Transportation. (OCoLC)fst01107227
Qatar. (OCoLC)fst01205755
Social Sciences.
Theory & Practice of Education.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Rand-Qatar Policy Institute.
Qatar. Dwn al-Amr.
Other Form: Print version:Henry, Keith. Qatar's school transportation system. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, 2012 9780833060242 (DLC) 2012003379 (OCoLC)775416550
ISBN 9780833077455 (electronic bk.)
0833077457 (electronic bk.)
9780833060424 (Online)
Report No. RAND/MG-1136-QATAR

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