This study attempts to test the concept that if it is possible to create a highly profitable transit service for the benefit of certain user groups, then, it is probable that this surplus could be used to subsidize transit service which must be maintained for social reasons and which is not profitable - such as transit for low-income areas. It is noted that only where specific rapid transit facilities operating on private rights-of-way are available can there be any degree of certainity with respect to travel time between the point of origin and the point of airport destination. It is also noted that aside from the fact that minimizing transportation efforts through more rational land-use grouping and through communication should be considered an overriding objective in the commercial and social life of any community or region, it seems reasonable to substitute for the concept of universal service, a concept of special purpose service.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 485-501
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM