After three decades of rapid population growth, Tokyo's metropolitan area seems to be stabilizing. However the opportunity to implement positive policies to solve housing and transportation problems has been lost and travel congestion is a fact of life. The decline in population and decrease in employment are in part a result of inadequate regional planning. The article describes modal split, the role of rapid transit and commuter trains, and the role and control of motor transportation are discussed. One area studied is dispersion of population beyond the present metropolitan area, utilizing ultra-high-speed trains for commuter services.

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  • Accession Number: 00141685
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM