OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PARATRANSIT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES OF ASIA

In many cities of developing countries, more than half of the total public transport demand is served by paratransit. Rapid increases in urban population and per capita income, along with inadequate existing transport infrastructures, have stimulated paratransit usage as inexpensive and convenient public transport modes. A comparative study of their operational characteristics is presented in order to provide basic data for discussion of urban transport issues in developing countries. Some future directions are given to increase their efficiency and thus to improve urban mobility.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 49-56
  • Monograph Title: Public transportation 1995: current research in operations
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715526
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061652
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1996 12:00AM