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Public transportation has declined because policymakers and outdated regulations have restricted the evolution of transportation systems which more closely reflect the mobility and life-styles of today.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.
- See also report dated Nov 76, PB-267 546.
Knoxville, TN USA 37996-4133
Department of TransportationOffice of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- DAVIS, F W
- Oen, K
- Publication Date: 1977-1
- Pagination: 34 p.
- TRT Terms: Common carriers; Competition; Consumers; Legal factors; Level of service; Passenger transportation; Policy; Policy making; Public transit; Regulations; Reviews; Transportation; Transportation modes; Transportation planning
- Uncontrolled Terms: Services; Transportation systems
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Law; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Transportation (General);
- 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