COMMUTER VANS CATCH ON AT CORPORATIONS

A new type of mass transit network is quietly taking root around the U.S. Unlike the space-age systems proposed for many cities in recent years, it is based on a mundane vehicle: the small 10- or 12-passenger van. A growing number of companies and groups are setting up fleets of such vans to haul employees- and in some cases the general public-to and from work. Despite the pedestrian image of such an approach, transit planners are beginning to think that "van pooling," as it is called, offers major hope for unsnarling the tangle of urban transportation. Van pooling's most significant test is shaping up in Los Angeles, where a program that will soon be the nation's biggest got under way last month. /GMRL/

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  USA  10036
  • Publication Date: 1977-2-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 54-55
  • Serial:
    • Business Week
    • Issue Number: 2472
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0007-7135

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1981 12:00AM