WAYS OF INCREASING PUBLIC TRANSPORT PATRONAGE AND LIMITING TRAFFIC GROWTH IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

This paper presents the results of a study into urban public transport in Europe undertaken on behalf of the European Commission. The central features of the study were interviews with, and questionnaires completed by, a large sample of major European public transport operators. In particular, the views of operators were sought as to what policy measures were being, or would be, adopted and which measures could, in the future, increase public transport usage and effect a transfer away from the private car. The responses revealed a wide range of policy and practical measures across the community, many of which are capable of adoption on a Pan-European basis. In addition, the policies of governments toward urban public transport and its funding were investigated. The results of this part of the study revealed significant variations across the Community. Of fundamental importance to regions and cities who are responsible for the provision of public transport is the allocation of, and responsibility for funding both operating deficits and capital expenditure. This is the most significant determinant of the ability of authorities to limit the growth of traffic in urban areas. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 867721.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 163-75

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00676013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-263-5
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1995 12:00AM