THE EFFICIENCY OF URBAN TRANSPORT IN CANADA

This paper presents some of the results of a project carried out from 1969 to 1971 by N.D. Lea & Associates Ltd. for the Canadian Ministry of Transport and the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The objectives of the study were to evaluate the existing federal involvement in urban transportation, to consider the economic and social implications of possible changes in this involvement, and set out some priorities for research and action. The results give a broad brush indication of the magnitude of possible urban transport improvements in Canada and the savings attainable through such improvements. For purposes of this presentation, we have reduced the economic evaluation to the question: "How much does urban transport cost?" in dollars per capita, including all items of cost which show in the GNP.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Forum, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 8-10 November 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Forum

    Brown Palace Hotel
    Denver, CO  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Lea, N D
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 1

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Urban transportation
  • Geographic Terms: Canada
  • Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Railroads;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM