LET'S ATTACK THE REAL URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM

This paper examines different interpretations of the transportation problem and its solution and argues for an interpretation that takes as its point of departure the near term and the present supply of urban transportation resources and that gives greater weight to the economic forces influencing the behavior and performance of the urban transportation market. It suggests a range of noncapital and low-capital alternatives that reduce the demand for vehicle trips, increase the effective capacity of existing systems, or do both. Policy considerations and the advantages and obstacles of the low-cost approach are discussed, and policy implications are developed.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 10-25
  • Monograph Title: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ISSUES
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095585
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023645
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 522
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1981 12:00AM