This six-part paper reviews the central transportation issues, and drafts (for public comment) a statement of goals, aspirations and programs for public transport in America. The first part which discusses the national problem, is designed to furnish an historical reference point and perspective on area of principal concern to those of 1,000 private and public agencies which are engaged in the task of daily moving persons within urban and rural areas. Part II, which considers the place for public transport in a national transportation policy, establishes relationships primarily among urban and rural ground transportation forms. This section is an attempt to crystallize those elements of an overall policy which would advance the role and possible contributions of public transport in restoring balance to the efforts which must be expended in assuring future mobility for citizens. Part III focuses on specific objectives and requirements of the public transport industry within the framework of general goals. The two immediate public transport markets are brought into play in Part IV and several approaches to potential markets are examined. Part V analyses the National Mass Transportation Act of 1974 insofar as it meets the specified requirements of the transit industry. In the final section (Part VI), the future of the provisions of the '74 act are considered and a number of major concerns that have arisen are addressed.

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 3-22
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  • Accession Number: 00126858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1981 12:00AM