STUDY AND EVALUATION OF URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION REGULATION AND REGULATORY BODIES. VOLUME I: SUMMARY AND MAIN REPORT

Transit regulation is examined as a basic aspect of urban planning and decision-making. The regulatory function embraces not only franchising and operational specifications, but also the relationship between transit and general development of the surrounding community. The present transit decline is discussed with reference to current regulatory practices and seven case histories. Specific areas of regulatory neglect are identified along with such issues as the 'right' of mobility, congestion and pollution, and the emerging public role in transportation management. Financial and institutional options are discussed in detail. The report particularly emphasizes the importance of coordinated regulation and planning, and the utility of regulation as a planning tool. Various analytical techniques for transit improvement are also examined. Specific policy options for organization, financing, and review are outlined; alternative structural approaches are reviewed with reference to service consolidation, management, and organization. The report concludes with specific guidelines for constructive action. Data were collected in surveys of both public and private officials.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, Calif., and Real Estate Research Corp., Washington, D.C., see also Volume 2, PB-211078.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Banks (RL) and Associates, Incorporated

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 398 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039366
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-00003
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1973 12:00AM