INNOVATION IN TRANSIT IN MEDIUM SIZE CANADIAN CITIES
The state of transit is studied in twelve medium sized Canadian cities. Two trends are discussed. The first, the decline in transit since world war two, particularily since 1960, was self-perpetuating. As ridership decreased so did service, thus encouraging further decreases in ridership. There is a correlation with this increase and a decrease in automobile ownerhips. Also the cities have begun to study and improve their transit systems since 1970 and hence attract new riders. Transit in medium size cities, despite problems of financing and administration is improving. Technological innovations are also discussed.
Toronto-York University Joint Program in Transportation4700 Keele Street, Room 430 Osgoode Hall
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- Levy, D
- Publication Date: 1976-1
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 62 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobile ownership; Innovation; Level of service; Public transit; Ridership; Small cities; Urban transportation
- Subject Areas: Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00129621
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: ISSN 0316-9456 Res. Rept.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 14 1981 12:00AM