PROSPECTS FOR A MASS MOVEMENT TO PUBLIC TRANSIT

IN A DISCUSSION OF BOTH NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE APPROACHES TO GET PEOPLE OUT OF PRIVATE CARS AND INTO PUBLIC CONVEYANCES, THE AUTHOR EMPHASIZES THE REVITALIZATION OR RESTRUCTURING OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. BRIEF ACCOUNTS OF EXPERIMENTS PRESENTLY BEING CONDUCTED AND PROPOSALS FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF SERVICE ARE PRESENTED. IN ORDER TO FINANCE THESE IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPERIMENTS TRANSIT COMPANIES WILL HAVE TO LOOK BEYOND THE FARE BOX. THE MAJOR CRITICISM OF THE FREE TRANSIT PROPOSAL IS THAT THE COSTS OF OPERATING THE TRANSIT SYSTEM ARE SIMPLY TRANSFERRED FROM USERS TO A COMBINATION OF USERS AND NON-USERS VIA TAXATION. THE IDEAL SYSTEM WOULD COMBINE THE SPEED OF EXCLUSIVE BUSWAYS WITH THE TECHNICAL ADVANTAGES OF ELIMINATING ON-BOARD, PER-TRIP FARE COLLECTION.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Lawyer

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  • Authors:
    • COOPER, J H
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 679-705
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200650
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1982 12:00AM