The historical background and socioeconomic characteristics of the city of Hamburg, West Germany are discussed as well as its political features, transportation characteristics, and its institutional structures for transportation planning and programs. The extent, quality and innovative administrative arrangements are noted of Hamburg's transit system. The success of the Hamburg Transport Community (HVV) led to the creation of similar organizations in Munich, Frankfurt and the Ruhr region. The cost of HVV is minimal. The joint tariff and coordination of services undertaken under HVV has led to many beneficial results. Two basic factors are identified as underlying Hamburg's successful public transport: a city requires either a substantial tax base of its own or a large amount of revenue assistance from some higher government; coordination of individual agencies involved in public transport is crucial for efficient operation both from the operators standpoint and that ofthe passengers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tufts University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Medford, MA  United States  03824
  • Authors:
    • Colcord Jr, F C
    • Lewis, R S
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OST-TPI-76-02,X Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30036
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM