At the PTRC summer annual meeting in 1979 the author presented a paper "Public passenger transport plans--their effectiveness as a planning discipline". This was based upon a national survey of county councils and a study of many of the first PTPS to be published. The author reported " would appear that the objectives of the Transport Act 1978 have been met. But the cost has been high and it is questionable whether the incremental benefits in future years will in any way justify the annual cost." Three years later, in response to resolutions of the 1980 National Consumer Congress, the Welsh and National Consumer Councils commissioned the author to undertake a comprehensive study of the public transport planning process in the non-metropolitan counties of England and Wales. The purposes of the exercise are threefold:- (a) to increase the public's awareness of their rights to participate in the public transport plan-making process by the distribution of 5000 leaflets, mainly in Wales. To encourage and assist them to question the policies in their local PTPS by publication of a 36 page booklet "Public transport plans and all that". (b) to investigate the existing system of public transport planning and to identify and explain alternative systems. (C) to provide the consumer councils with the basis on which to approach central government to discuss changes to legislation and/or the priority attached to public transport and to recommend any further action considered necessary to encourage county councils to comply with the spirit of the Transport Act 1978. The study has comprised surveys of consultees and county councils together with interviews with selected experts. (Author/TRRL)

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    • Public Transport. Proceedings of Seminar M held at the PTRC 10th Summer Annual Meeting, University of Warwick, England.
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  • Publication Date: 1982

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 155-164

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  • Accession Number: 00381682
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-111-6
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM