FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT - CAN IT WORK?

Arguments for and against free or reduced rate transport policy are put forward. The aim described is to reduce the use of private cars and thus the need for large road investment programmes. An account is given of recent legislation in connection with public transport. The economic factors affecting transport in London are reviewed and figures given include changes in population and car-ownership. The advantages of cheap public transport are discussed including its social desirability and resulting reduction in congestion. Problems include the overall costs, through traffic and integration with other fare-paying services. When other factors are considered, cost is found to be low on the transport-user's list of priorities. It is concluded that a dogmatic approach to cheap fares will not provide an adequate solution to the conurbation transport problem. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Chartered Accountants in England

    56-66 Goswell Road
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Thompson, D
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 26-30
  • Serial:
    • Accountancy
    • Volume: 86
    • Publisher: Institute of Chartered Accountants in England

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137789
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1981 12:00AM