This article describes and compares city planning policies as related to transit planning and transit operations in Europe and Canada. While transit is the traditional travel mode in Europe, authorities there are now experiencing the general decline in ridership that accompanies increased car ownership, the case in North America. One reason for larger transit usage in Europe is the difference in attitudes of authorities responsible for mass transportation. In Europe there is willingness to experiment and innovate, even if it means attacking the privileges of the automobile driver, and whether or not the new measure will benefit the transit authority in monetary terms. Canadian and British systems have low costs because they pare down unprofitable services so as not to incur a deficit.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • MORRALL, J
    • Finn, N
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 385-402
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1981 12:00AM