This paper emphasized the need for a national commitment to public transportation and the need for legislative action to provide stable long-term funding. It is estimated that a $77 billion commitment could provide the systems and rolling stock for public transit to attract upwards of 38 billion trips by 1990. The three basic modes of ground transportation--rail transit, bus, and automated personal rapid transit--are discussed and their relative role and funding needs advanced.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for meeting 24-28 February 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Lancaster, T A
    • Hearn, D L
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125833
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 750443 Preprint, HS-017 792
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1981 12:00AM