INTEGRATED DEMAND-RESPONSIVE URBAN PASSENGER AND FREIGHT TRANSPORT

This paper discussed how the temporal and spatial variations in the demand for urban passenger and freight capacity could be used to increase the productivity of existing manpower and vehicles in urban public transport operations through co-ordination of passenger and courier type parcel freight operations. Likely problems in the conversion of vehicles and drivers from one role to the other are discussed from an engineering, labour-management, institutional and potential user point of view. Advantages are seen in terms of improved levels of service, especially in off-peak periods when services operate in a demand-responsive manner, and in decreased subsidies. Integration of freight and passenger transport is not seen as a panacea to the urban transport problem, but as one step in the restructuring of the urban movement system to help align it with existing urban geography in an environmentally responsible manner. A possible application in Canberra is outlined. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceeding of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Transport Research Forum--"Getting the Best Use from the Transport Infrastructure" Melbourne, Australia, May 24-25, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    VICTORIA MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT

    MELBOURNE,    
  • Authors:
    • KISSLING, C C
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165572
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1981 12:00AM