The article supplements and updates earlier work by the author which described the situation concerning public transport services in Britain for 1980, with examples from other countries. This article updates the position regarding four main issues: (a) impact of the Transport Act 1980 in Britain, which has virtually removed fares control from stage carriage services, and removed all price and quantity control from express services by road. (b) further development of zonal pricing, travelcards and off-bus fare collection on urban systems, and the effects of price reductions (and subsequent increases) in London, West Midlands, and Merseyside. (c) problems concerning the legality of financial support for fares policies in British cities. (d) following a presentation of work arising from the earlier paper at the meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington DC, in January 1983, the contrast between British and American policy is reviewed, with the writer's personal view on current policy there. In addition, evidence on certain other points in the text is updated. (TRRL)

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    Taylor & Francis

    4 Park Square, Milton Park
    Abingdon,   United Kingdom  OX14 4RN
  • Authors:
    • White, P R
  • Publication Date: 1983-10-12

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  • Accession Number: 00381466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM