INTERMEDIATE FORMS OF URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

This paper describes intermediate forms of public transport devised in developing countries to meet demands of rapidly-growing urban populations. Such systems are frequently composed of individually-controlled vehicles carrying more people than a taxi but less than a bus, thus achieving flexibility in routeing and scheduling without sacrificing entirely the efficiencies of large-scale operation. Examples given include the jeepneys of manila converted vans and trucks in Africa and Asia, and shared taxis of various kinds, including the dolmus of Istanbul and ankara, the jeepneys of manila, and the cycle rickshaws of the far east, the betjak of indonesia.(a) /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • JACOBS, G D
    • Fouracre, P R
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

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  • Accession Number: 00138852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1981 12:00AM