Of the many inherited public transport problems currently facing county councils, one of the foremost concerns the future of public transport in rural areas. The paper outlines the background of the current problems of rural public transport which have been gradually eroded over a long period and the factors which led to this decline, together with the effects it is having on the rural counties and the policy of the county councils. Against this background, the paper describes the way in which the counties are setting about solving the problem of rural public transport by examining the policies adopted within the present legal and financial restraints and looks at possible solutions for the future, including the role of unconventional forms of transport and the need for modification in the legal framework. /Author/TRRL/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Institution of Highway Engineers North National Conference, Highways and Transportation Problems 1977/78, held in London, Decemver 8-9, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
    Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hawkins, M R
  • Publication Date: 1978-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 19-24
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1981 12:00AM