A WAY TO BETTER BUS SERVICES

The paper begins with a bus operator's view of the principal objectives necessary to attract passengers to his services and indicates some areas where the highway engineer can assist the operator in achieving these objectives. The engineer discusses these points and uses two examples, one the history of a contra bus lane in a Lancashire town and secondly the differing approach to public transport adopted in the new towns of Skelmersdale in Lancashire and Runcorn in Cheshire. The authors have deliberately maintained a general and somewhat non-technical approach to the subject and up to this point the engineer's views have been somewhat critical. In the final section the definition of highway engineer is widened to cover the role of the county engineer as a co-ordinator of public transport and an explanation is given of the highly successful relationship that has developed between Ribble Motors Ltd and Lancashire CC, with special reference to the agency method of bus operation in the area of those district councils that have their own municipal services. (a) /TRRL/

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    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
    Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Whiteley, J M
    • King, B R
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 3-9
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM