Phillip Boyle & Associates conducts regular presentations at national and international forums and conferences on transport-related topics such as:

  • Optimising business performance
  • Public transport planning and scheduling
  • Urban transport strategies
  • Public realm design
  • Transit-oriented development.

Examples of presentations are available below.

Presentation 1: Special Event Transport — Operational Perspectives 2013 (in collaboration with PWC)

Presentation 2: Managing Mobility in Cities — Ideas from Melbourne 2014 (in collaboration with PWC)

Presentation 3: HASTUS NetPlan – A Practitioner’s Experience 2012

Presentation 4: Driving the Performance of Your Business – Contemporary Scheduling, Australasia Bus and Coach Conference and Expo, 2014

TCRP Scheduling Manual

Working in partnership with Dan Boyle & Associates, from 2007 to 2009 Phillip Boyle undertook a lead researcher role in developing an advanced industry scheduling manual, Controlling System Costs: Basic and Advanced Scheduling Manuals and Contemporary Issues in Transit Scheduling.

The manual was developed for Transportation Research Board as part of the Transport Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). It now serves as an industry reference guide, covering advanced scheduling techniques and issues. It provides in-depth coverage of contemporary scheduling issues, including use of proprietary computerised scheduling packages.

Phillip Boyle’s role on this project involved:

  • Developing an industry-wide survey of current scheduling trends and practices
  • Conducting extensive industry research and developing case studies
  • Writing and reviewing the manual.

A PDF of the manual can be downloaded from the Transportation Research Board website.


Below are useful links for information about public transport information and research.

Industry Bodies

APTA (American Public Transport Association)

BCA SA (South Australian Bus & Coach Association)

BusNSW (Bus & Coach Association of NSW)

BusVic (Bus Association of Victoria)

BusWA (Western Australian Road Transport Association)

QBIC (Queensland Bus Industry Council)

SABUS (SA Bus Association)

TasBus (Tasmanian Bus Association)

UITP (International Association of Public Transport)

Transport Research

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney

Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University

Transit Cooperative Research Program, USA

Transportation Research Board, USA

Transport Information

Australian Bus & Coach – industry news

Australian Timetable Association – good historical timetable information

Australian Transport Discussion Board – informative discussions and information

Bus Australia – bus industry information

pt4me2 – Melbourne transport advocacy group

The Bus Station – links to worldwide public transport information and operators

Transit Australia – informative monthly publication

VicSig – Victorian rail resources