THE RELATIVE EFFICIENCY OF ROAD AND RAIL BASED MOVEMENT SYSTEMS
The problem of the private car is discussed, and the return to public transport by bus and rail is reviewed. The costs of these services is examined, and it is observed that the carriage of urban commuters for which railways were considered the ideal, is perhaps economically the role for which they are least suited. The cost advantage of buses are set forth. Priority for buses is considered, as well as the potential benefits from a change from rail to bus in Great Britain.
- PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, July 8-12, 1974, University of Warwick.
Greater London CouncilCounty Hall
London SE1 7PB, England
- Dalgleish, A
- Publication Date: 1974-7
- Pagination: 6 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus priority; Bus transportation; Commuting; Costs; Economics; Public transit; Railroad transportation; Transportation
- Subject Areas: Economics; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00084778
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 2 1981 12:00AM