TAXIS AND OTHER PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES. SPEAKER 6

This paper expresses the opinion that the nations need for demand-responsive transportation (DRT) could be met by independent taxi-paying businesses, and deplores the current tendency toward socialization of transportation. For more than 25 years Long Island's taxicab industry has, in fact, been a DRT system. It has paid its way while fares have been maintained low. It has accomplished this within the confirms of the existing socioeconomic system and without any direct subsidy through transit bills, tax relief, or price support for inequitable fuel costs.

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    • Presented at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Demand-Responsive Transportation Systems conducted by the TRB, Nov. 11-13, 1974, Oakland, Calif.; and co-sponsored by American Public Transit Association, California DOT, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit, MIT, UMTA and Technology Sharing Program of U.S. DOT. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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  • Authors:
    • Hirsch, Stanley
  • Discussers:
    • Pine, Nick
    • Berman, Robert
    • Shreve, Tom
    • Roos, Daniel
    • Koizim, John
    • Gallucci, Frank
    • Baumann, Dwight
    • Bauman, Richard
    • Sanger
    • Higgins, Thomas
    • Rossoni, John
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 98-99
  • Monograph Title: DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS & SERVICES
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  • Accession Number: 00126179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM