PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES

The report is a collection of papers on urban transportation solutions that have been tried or are being proposed in North American cities and the specific urban transportation problems which they address. It is designed as a general overview on public transportation issues. The first article examines deficiencies in existing systems, relative use of urban transportation modes, characteristics of transit riders, the peaking problem, and categories of alternatives for improvement. Three other articles examine options for meeting urban transportation needs: rail rapid transit, bus rapid transit, and para-transit. Emphasis is placed on defining the role in urban transportation each option can play and on summarizing system experiences with them.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Center for Transportation Studies, P.O. Box 400742
    Charlottesville, VA  USA  22904-4742

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hoel, L A
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-77/39
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50233
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1981 12:00AM