DOES THIS BUS GO TO THE FUTURE? SOME THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF URBAN PUBLIC TRANSIT.

Joseph L Schofer*

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Abstract

The evolution of urban public transportation in the United States has been largely influenced by four factors: nature of urban travel demand (markets), competition from other modes, costs of providing transit services, and mechanisms for financing costs not paid directly by users. About 80 years ago, mechanized transit could efficiently and competitively serve concentrated travel markets, paid for (with little profit) out of user charges. At that point in time, transit began to become the primary means of urban passenger movement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpecial Report - National Research Council, Transportation Research Board
PublisherNAS, Transportation Research Board
Pages59-66
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0309035228
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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