DETERIORATION OF THE NOTION OF PUBLIC SERVICE FOR RURAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT

LA DECADENCE DE LA NOTION DE SERVICE PUBLIC POUR LES TRANSPORTS DE VOYAGEURS EN MILIEU RURAL

TWICE IN 50 YEARS THE ORGANIZATION OF RURAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES HAD TO BE REASSESSED: (1) WHEN COACHES ESTABLISHED A STRONG COMPETITION WITH SECONDARY RAILWAY LINES, AND (2) WHEN PRIVATE VEHICLE OWNERSHIP DESTROYED THE FINANCIAL EQUILIBRIUM OF TRANSPORT COMPANIES. AT THE SAME TIME, THE DEPOPULATION OF RURAL AREAS GREATLY REDUCED THE NUMBER OF POTENTIAL USERS. HOWEVER THE POPULATION IN RURAL ZONES IS NOW EXPANDING AGAIN (RETIRED PEOPLE, PEOPLE WITH A SECOND RESIDENCE IN THE COUNTRY). THE PROBLEM OF ENSURING ADEQUATE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES IS EXAMINED AND VARIOUS OPTIONS ARE OUTLINED: COMBINATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES WITH COLLECTION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN, WITH COLLECTION OF FACTORY WORKERS AND DELIVERY OF MAIL.

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52-5
  • Serial:
    • Transports
    • Issue Number: 209
    • Publisher: Editions Techniques et Economiques
    • ISSN: 0564-1373

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01296131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 5:48AM