THE ROLE OF REGIONAL TRANSPORT TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE

Regional transport is defined (as all transport which does not form part of the major urban transport system of intermeshing areas or of long-distance transport) and categorized into public road and rail passenger transport, and rail freight services. The development of these undertakings is considered in some detail, and the role of regional transport and its ability to fulfill it is examined. The traffic in each of the above areas of regional transport is refiewed. Employment figures are examined, and operating ratios are considered. The question is discussed whether transport undertakings are in a financial position to meet requirments imposed on them. The results of a questionnaire survey on this subject are analyzed. Reasons for the unsatisfactory financial situation of regional transport are listed and discussed, and the present and future tasks of regional transport are outlined. Measures to improve regional transport (collaboration with public authorities; horizontal cooperation, complementary cooperation and vertical cooperation; and internal measures by regional transport) are detailed. Regional transport policies and the basis for a positive future for regional transport are also discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 41st International Congress Nice, France, 1975. Also available in French and German.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

    Rue Sainte Marie 6
    Brussels,   Belgium  BE-1080
  • Authors:
    • Schlagelbauer, V
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00098480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM