CO-ORDINATION AND INTEGRATION IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT

THE TREND TOWARD LARGE ECONOMIC UNITS IS TYPICAL OF MODERN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY. HOWEVER, A SURVEY SHOWS THAT LOCAL PASSENGER TRANSPORT UNDERTAKINGS HAVE ONLY PARTIALLY ALIGNED THEMSELVES WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT. THEY MAINTAIN A SEPARATE EXISTENCE IN THE VARIOUS TRANSPORT REGIONS AND OFTEN OPERATE AGAINST EACH OTHER'S INTERESTS. DISORGANIZED AND UNCO- ORDINATED TRANSPORT RESULTS IN INEFFICIENT SERVICES, ECONOMIC LOSSES AND WASTAGE OF TIME AND MONEY FOR PASSENGERS. IT IS RECOMENDED THAT TRANSPORT UNDERTAKINGS SHOULD USE EVERY OPPORTUNITY FOR COOPERATION AND INTEGRATION. SUITABLE FORMS ARE MERGERS, HOLDING COMPANIES, OPERATING COMPANIES, OPERATING AND MANAGING COMMUNITIES, SYNDICATES, AD HOC ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER CORPORATE LINKS. SUCH COOPERATION CAN PREVENT DUPLICATION OF INVESTMENTS AND INCREASE OPERATING CAPACITIES OF THE SYSTEM.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 16, pp 1-15
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

    38th International Congress, London
    ,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Mross, M
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00239209
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Aug 25 1994 12:00AM