Decisions have to be made, often with no overt recognition of the equity implications involved, and the purpose of this research has been to identify priority areas in the transport sector where equity issues can be considered. This has been achieved through two seminars where broad issues have been identified and then refined through intensive discussions to draft research briefs. The report examines six priority areas: (1) principles, definitions and perceptions of equity; (2) distribution of costs and benefits of transport expenditure: studies of (in)equity in delivery/outcome of transport expenditure; (3) equity in the financing of public transport; (4) equity and efficiency in the evaluation of the provision and management of the transport infrastructure; (5) the intrusion of road traffic into the local environment: the equity implications; (6) equity issues and the provision of social services and community transport. In each case the concern has been to develop practical projects which are of current interest to decision makers at all levels, and to give some guidance to the SSRC (Social Science Research Council) and the Joint Transport Committee in their future research support programme. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University College London

    Centre for Transport Studies, Gower Street
    London,   United Kingdom  WC1E 6BT
  • Authors:
    • Banister, D
  • Publication Date: 1983-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. SSRC: HG1 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 1985 12:00AM