BUS OR LIGHT RAIL: MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE - A FINANCIAL, OPERATIONAL AND DEMAND COMPARISON OF LIGHT RAIL, GUIDED BUSES, BUSWAYS AND BUS LANES

The purpose of this book is primarily to evaluate the experience of existing light rail, guided bus, busway and bus lane systems regarding current plans for expanding the role of public transport generally. The evaluation covers technical and financial aspects, together with results of surveys (including new ones carried out for this project) on the attitudes and judgements of passengers and car users. In the final section of this summary a policy evaluation based on the study is outlined. There are 9 chapters: (1) introduction; (2) justification for light rail, guided buses, busways and bus lanes; (3) existing and proposed systems; (4) technical characteristics; (5) cost of schemes for different public transport modes; (6) complementary measures for light rail and buses; (7) increased public transport use and reduced car use; (8) case studies - Manchester, Saarbruecken, Sheffield, Strasbourg, Edinburgh, Essen, Leeds, Ottawa, Pittsburgh; and (9) attitudes of car users to public transport in major British cities - Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester and Sheffield.

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  • Authors:
    • HASS-KLAU, C
    • CRAMPTON, G
    • WEIDAUER, M
    • DEUTSCH, V
  • Publication Date: 2000

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00795095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 095169206X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM