PRACTICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

AN ANALYSIS IS GIVEN OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES THAT SHOWS THAT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CAN BE COMPETITIVE IN SPEED AND CONVENIENCE WITH THE AUTOMOBILE. A COMPARISON OF DIRECT COMMUNITY FINANCIAL COSTS FOR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS FULFILLING REQUIREMENTS PROJECTED FOR BALTIMORE IN 1980 IS GIVEN TO ILLUSTRATE THAT A BUS SYSTEM OFFERING GOOD SERVICE IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE AUTOMOBILE-BASED SYSTEM, BUT THAT A SIMPLE AUTOMATIC SYSTEM COULD PRODUCE SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS. A PLAN FOR A DEMONSTRATION TO VERIFY THIS CONCLUSION IS SUGGESTED. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 12-25
  • Monograph Title: New transportation systems and technology
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1973 12:00AM