THE SIGNIFICANCE OF RAIL IN BUILDING COMPETITIVE AND EFFECTIVE URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEMS: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

With increasing attention being paid to sustainability issues, most cities are making efforts to restrain the growth in automobile dependence. This paper explores a wide range of transportation, economic, and environmental features in cities that have significant urban rail systems compared to those cities which do not. An argument is made that a rail system is an essential factor in developing a strong backbone for a public transit system that results in a host of advantages to cities that can not be achieved with buses alone.

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  • Authors:
    • Kenworthy, J
    • Laube, F
  • Publication Date: 1999-11

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00789330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1903150191
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2000 12:00AM