By definition, MPT is a passenger facility shared by two or more modes, making it easier for a traveler to complete a journey by changing from one intercity carrier to another, or from the intercity mode to the local area bus or car or taxi. A multimodal terminal offers more to the users than unimodal terminals, through economies of scale and increased efficiency of a shared facility. Carriers using the MPT may be complementary (one mode bringing customers to the other, e.g., local transit and intercity rail) or competitive (e.g., bus and rail competing for the traveler).

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • BELL, D
  • Publication Date: 1984-10

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  • Accession Number: 00393555
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 969
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM