URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT POLICY IN A FULLY MOTORISED SOCIETY

Two essentials are stressed at the beginning of this paper: the increasing importance of the motor car and the need for transport policy. The creation of passenger transport authorities and executives has attacked the latter problem. Urban transport policy must be based on trade-offs: decisions on the balance of facilities for cars and public transport, in the light of land use policies and traffic congestion. Social welfare issues must be the financial responsibility of the community as a whole, especially as the executives must pay their way. Policy on fares and services is even more important to financial success than efficient management and relates also to the balance between public transport and the car. It is concluded that the arguments for a total transport budget apply equally well to a total urban budget. The number of the covering abstract of the textbook is IRRD Abstract No. 212297. /TRRL/

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    David and Charles (Holdings) Limited

    South Devon House
    Newton Abott, Devon,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Ridley, T M
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00125600
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0715363581
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Textbook
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1981 12:00AM