In the current situation when the individual motorization volume is getting larger, the increase of the public passenger transport services quality is considered to be a significant tool for environmental protection and efficiency increase of transport as a whole. The preconditions for boosting competitiveness in the public passenger transport and its attractiveness to consumers are to draw the quality of services closer to the individual transport level that has a considerably negative impact on the environment and safety, requires higher transport costs and causes congestions, which also increase the transport costs.
The inevitable attribute of a service provided in the public passenger transport is quality, which represents a complex criterion of the service assessment. The higher importance of quality emphasises the requirement concerning its objective economic evaluation based on the identification and quantification of the key factors and relations by standard, but also new methods and approaches.
The objective of the project is providing of a set of criteria which will create a base for economic assessment of public passenger transport quality.
In the framework of the project following article was published in the Economic review:
ALLOCATION OF LEISURE SLOTS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION: ECONOMIC DIMENSION AND NEW LEGISLATION INITIATIVE
The article dealt with airport slots allocation, which is one of the most topical issues of air transport development in Europe at the moment. Allocation of airport slots is analysed through its economic dimension, and via revealing an airport capacity as a limited economic source. In the paper, we confront the valid system of airport slots allocation within the European Union against the new European Commission legislative initiative. We discuss possible implications of the proposed legislation on functioning of air transport market, depicting possible controversial effects of the new proposed system, which are seen in lower flexibility, inconsistency and unresolved collision of national and supranational interests.