HOW TO MOVE PEOPLE IN THE CITIES

URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING SUFFERS FROM TRADITIONAL EMPHASES ON TECHNOLOGY AND FROM CONGRESSIONAL DISTRUST OF SYSTEMS THAT COMPETE WITH THE AUTOMOBILE. MOST TRANSIT APPROPRIATIONS NOW GO FOR STUDIES OF NEW HARDWARE SYSTEMS IN THE SERVICE OF TRADITIONAL CONCEPTS OF PASSENGER PICKUP AND DELIVERY. THE RESULT IS STULTIFICATION OF RESEARCH DIRECTED TOWARD SERVICES AND FUNCTIONS, WHICH IN TURN ENCOURAGES THE ANARCHIC DOMINANCE OF THE AUTOMOBILE. THE MAXICAB AND DIAL- A-BUS SYSTEMS ARE DISCUSSED AS ALTERNATIVES TO THE AUTOMOBILE, AND MENTION IS MADE OF A RECENT JOHNS HOPKINS REVIEW OF 10 PROPOSED SYSTEMS. TENSIONS, PRESSURES, AND POINTS OF VIEW IN UMTA ARE DISCUSSED, WITH PARTICULAR FOCUS ON THE VIEWS OF THE ADMINISTRATOR (CARLOS VILLARREAL) AND THE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (ROBERT HEMMES).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 98, No 25, PP-464 & 465, 3 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Gilluly, R H
  • Publication Date: 1970-12-19

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  • Accession Number: 00241453
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1971 12:00AM