Changing economic, demographic and fiscal conditions have resulted in a reappraisal of urban transportation. Along with reduced federal funding has been the steady change in residential and work sites which tend to produce diversified travel patterns that are not well served by traditional transit routes. Conventional transit was never designed to cope with the dispersed living and travel patterns which have evolved since the end of World War II. Most cities have made little attempt to adapt transit systems to the new markets. The urban transportation market is not monolithic. Centralized public transit, operating in an environment insulated from local control and competition, is increasingly being challenged as unresponsive, inefficient and inflexible. Following an introduction there are five chapters describing roles for the private sector in this new era: Developer and property owner involvement in local transportation; Business involvement in downtown transportation; Community-based and cooperative transportation: Private participation in transportation financing; Private operation of transportation services.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rice Center

    9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1900
    Houston, TX  United States  77046

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Private Sector Initiatives, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    Technology Sharing Program, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1985-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-I-86-03
  • Contract Numbers: TX-06-0036
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1988 12:00AM