The supply of mass transport has not kept pace with the demand in cities in developing countries due to rapid urbanization and severe resource constraints. Developing countries would benefit from a study of the experience in developed countries regarding organization of mass transport and may adopt a few successful techniques. Examples include: unified transport authority; intermodal transfer facilities; subsidy to public transport; light rail transit; and redevelopment of the area around main rail terminals. Developing countries would be able to implement most of these techniques. The possible contribution of developed countries lies mainly in the area of rolling stock and advanced signalling for rail based urban transport and in training highly skilled manpower for operation and management.

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    Institute for Transportation, Incorporated

    1410 Duke University Road
    Durham, NC  United States  27705
  • Authors:
    • VICTOR, D J
  • Publication Date: 1991-5

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  • Accession Number: 00611299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM