SHORT-RANGE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS

Over the past decade, the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) of the US Department of Transportation has funded research and demonstration projects to test a variety of short-range improvements, and has monitored a number of innovative schemes implemented by state and local governments. This volume reviews and synthesizes the results of that research and development effort. To aid planners and decision-makers with a particular set of transportation objectives, potential innovations have been grouped according to the primary travel market served: home-to-work, special user group, or general purpose. Major planning issues are discussed for each of these markets, along with the types of innovations that have potential for achieving certain objectives. This volume also discusses potential changes in the administrative and regulatory environment for public transportation. New developments in the institutional framework for decision-making and planning are addressed, along with recent experience with labor protection requirements, local taxi fare and service regulations, and the management of automobile use.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-I-84-14 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2003 12:00AM