WIT Press

Maritime Transport Of People In Urban Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT950051

Volume

18

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

741 kb

Author(s)

E. Musso & C. Migliaro

Abstract

This study is intended to examine the setting up of alternative sea transport services for passangers in coastal metropolitan areas. Comparison between land and sea transport will be carried on the basis of: * production costs (for the whole community and not for the individual user) in each different transport mode; • fares, speed and comfort offered to users. Particular attention will be focused on the relationship between the cost to the community and the cost to consumers, since different levels of subsidization and/or of externalities may cause a non optimal modal split. / Introduction High congestion levels and growing pollution rates draw attention to the ever increasing problem of finding new solutions for urban mobility. In coastal metropolitan areas the transport system developme

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