Approaches to Waiting in Mobility Studies: Utilization, Conceptualization, Historicizing

in Volume 5 (2014): Issue 1 (Jan 2014)

Mobility requires waiting, especially in intermodal transportation systems. People must wait in airports, stations, and vehicles; at bus stops; in queues at registration desks and luggage checks; at boarding; and elsewhere. Waiting is part of the public transportation routine. As Ohmori and Harata report, an average commute time for train commuters in Tokyo is sixty-nine minutes.

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