PASSENGER TRANSPORT IN CANADIAN URBAN AREAS
Urban transportation in Canada, as with most developed countries, is dominated by the automobile; public transport has survived reasonably well but the spiral of increased costs and decreasing patronage has started. No operational or technical panacea will meet these problems. In general, transit will continue the trend toward increasing peak hour use with decreasing base service patronized by the young and underpriveleged. The Bus will continue to be the major service producer with need for examining parking control, marketing, promotion, coordinated schedules and transfers, all of high priority. Comparisons are made with U.S. rail transit, and various facets of rapid transit and light rail transit are examined.
Canadian Transport CommissionSystems Analysis Branch, 275 Slater Street
Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N9, Canada
- PARKINSON, T E
- Publication Date: 1971-12
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 92 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Bus transportation; High speed ground transportation; Light rail transit; Light rail vehicles; Marketing; Modal split; Monorail transportation; Motor vehicles; Noise; Origin and destination; Ownership; Parking; Peak periods; Pedestrians; Public transit; Rapid transit; Safety; Subways; Transportation planning; Trip distribution; Trip generation; Urban transportation
- Geographic Terms: Canada
- Subject Areas: Environment; Highways; Motor Carriers; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00126514
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM