The details are given of 3 public transportation cases in Asia, Africa and South America, and brief descriptions are given of 5 cases from other parts of the developing world. An attempt is also made to summarize these cases particularly highlighting the administrative, financial and regulatory features. The vehicles, ownership, procurement and use are described, as well as the operation and income of the motorized tricycle rickshaws of Karachi. Similar details are given of the public service transport of passengers on St. Lucia, West Indies, as well as the intercity taxis of Egypt. The Carros por puesto of Venezuela, the jeepneys of the Philippines, the kia-kias of Nigeria, the colectiros of Ecuador, and the Sherutin of Israel are also described. The key features of all these highly successful services are flexibility and responsiveness. They are all the projects of private enterprise. However, certain concerns which appear to be common to these systems are also listed.

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    • This paper appeared in Transportation Research Board Special Report No. 181, Urban Transportation Economics. It contains proceedings of Five Workshops on Pricing Alternatives, Economic Regulations, Labor Issues, Marketing, and Government Financing Responsibilities held by Transportation Research Board. Sponsored by Office of the Secretary, Federal Highway Administration, and Urban Mass Transportation Administration of DOT; Environmental Protection Agency; and Federal Energy Administration. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM