TAXIS: A PUBLIC TRANSPORT MODE OF INCREASING IMPORTANCE

LES TAXIS: UN MODE DE TRANSPORT PUBLIC DE PLUS EN PLUS IMPORTANT

In the course of recent years, the bus has suffered a certain decline compared to the taxi. The author studies the new services supplied by taxis, such as those in London, New York, Hong Kong. Certain taxi operating companies have succeeded in outwitting the regulations governing taxis, to offer new types of services. Thus, taxi pirates have made their appearance. Transport on demand or 'dial-a-ride' system, such as the 'busphone', although little used in Europe, has spread in the United States, but the system appears to be a costly one. The shared taxi, a controversial system, which is well established in the cities of Central America and the middle east, is generally forbidden in Europe and the USA. Taxis play an increasingly large role in urban transport but one important problem remains: that of the regulation of the number of taxis. /TRRL/

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    Assoc pour Dev des Sci et Tech de l'Environnement

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  • Authors:
    • BENDIXSON, T
  • Publication Date: 1977-1-2

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  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00189414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1981 12:00AM