RESEARCH CONCERNING OVERALL TRAFFIC AND COST BENEFITS
This report deals with the problem of over-congestion in Tokyo traffic and the redevelopment of public transportation. As it is not possible to widen streets and highways due to space shortage, the authors suggested the following solutions: 1) Restrict the number of private vehicles and increase public transportation services. 2) Centralize the existing public transportation system: trains, buses, and subways. This will hopefully cut out any duplication of services created by business competition among these three major means of public transportation. 3) A shift of attitude toward public transportation from profit oriented to nonprofit oriented is recommended. 4) The commercial firms who use public highways and roads should share the cost of construction and maintenance. 5) Further government subsidy.
Japan Transport Economics Research Center1-3-6 Toranomon, Minato-Ku
- Publication Date: 1974-3
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 79 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Competition; Federal aid; Financing; Foreign; Government funding; Land use; Private transportation; Public opinion; Public transit; Railroad commuter service; Railroad trains; Rapid transit; Subways; Traffic congestion; Transportation; Transportation planning; Urban transportation; User charges
- Geographic Terms: Japan
- Subject Areas: Economics; Operations and Traffic Management; Society; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00072127
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1981 12:00AM