INTEGRATION AND INTERCHANGE: POSSIBILITIES AND PROMISE. PLANNING FOR PASSENGER TRANSPORT INTEGRATION. PROCEEDINGS OF A CONFERENCE HELD IN NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, MARCH 1984

In major conurbations it is generally accepted that unlimited car use is not possible and that the balance between public and private transport requires intervention. This paper outlines the principle elements of public transport integration including integrated fares and service co-ordination and discusses the types of measures that can assist in achieving this. The advantages of measures such as zonal fares, off-vehicle purchase and combination of modes are considered both for the passenger and operator. A high level of usage will also be encouraged by good interchange and waiting facilities. Areas where engineers' and planners' decisions are important are considered. Examples of successful integrated public transport systems are given. These have occurred where there has been the necessary political and financial commitment, notably in cities such as Paris, Munich, Hamburg and Amsterdam. UK initiatives are described in Tyne and Wear, the West Midlands, Merseyside and Greater London which have been largely restricted to integrated fare structures. Several good interchange schemes exist but there is a lack of national policy. In considering the future the author discusses the impact of the reorganisation of local government in London and the Metropolitan Countries. With no strategic authority and the separation of highways responsibilities from public transport planning the prospects for integration are not good. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 830760.

  • Corporate Authors:

    CICC Publications

    P.O. Box 31
    Welwyn,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Lees, A M
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM