SOLVING PUBLIC PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS: A NEED FOR POLICY REORIENTATION. VOLUME II

Public transportation has declined because policymakers and outdated regulations have restricted the evolution of transportation systems which more closely reflect the mobility and life-styles of today. Public policy needs to take a consumer-oriented approach to public transportation by recognizing that all consumers do not have the same transportation needs and that one or two modes of transportation cannot satisfy these needs. This report argues that if public transportation is to become an efficient method of satisfying the transportation needs of a community, a brokerage or consumer-oriented approach should be adopted. The transportation broker will match specific individual needs with a broad array of transportation services, and overcome institutional, legal, and operational barriers to the development of new forms of transportation service.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Nov 76, PB-267 546.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southeastern Transportation Center

    309 Conference Center Building
    Knoxville, TN  USA  37996-4133

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • DAVIS, F W
    • Oen, K
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-77/35 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40096
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM