The domestic mass transit equipment sector can best thrive by penetrating international markets. In order to be competitive in this market place, national consortia will have to be formed. This can only come about if the Federal government is willing to aid in the formation of national consortia, along with vehicle producers, transit operators, labour, consultants and other relevant interests. This conclusion is based on a detailed examination of the interests, problems and prospects for the equipment sector within Canada, North America and international markets. The study is divided into five parts. Part One presents an overview of the sector, identifying supplier-operator relationships and government involvement. Part Two discusses the roles of research and development in the sector. Part Three elaborates on the current state of the sector in Canada, including information from The Urban Transportation Equipment Industry in Canada, published by the Federal Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce. Part Four presents a range of strategies that the sector could adopt in marketing their products. All are based on collaborative actions by the interests that form the sector. Part Five provides a brief summary on the study. The appendix presents the results of the two surveys, notes on the one day seminar held on October 6, 1978; a copy of the transit property questionnaire and the bibliography.

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    Toronto-York University Joint Program in Transportation

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  • Authors:
    • Ginsherman, M G
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  • Pagination: 61 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00302718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Rpt. No. 61
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM