TAXICAB USAGE IN NEW YORK CITY POVERTY AREAS

AS PART OF AN OVERALL TRANSPORTATION STUDY OF THE CENTRAL BROOKLYN MODEL CITIES AREA, THE USE OF LEGAL, SEMILEGAL, AND ILLEGAL TAXICABS WAS STUDIED IN SOME DEPTH TO DETERMINE THE REASONS FOR AND THE EXTENT OF USAGE OF THIS FORM OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. ALTHOUGH THE AREA IS EXTREMELY WELL SERVED BY OTHER FORMS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, TAXI USAGE IS EXTREMELY HIGH IN THIS POVERTY AREA, AND INFORMAL TAXI SYSTEMS, COMPANIES, AND INDIVIDUAL OWNERS HAVE FILLED THE APPARENT NEED. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGALIZING AND CONTROLLING THIS IMPORTANT INDUSTRY WERE DEVELOPED. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-5
  • Monograph Title: Transit for the poor, the aged, and the disadvantaged
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1973 12:00AM