WIT Press


What Is The Best Public Transport System? An Instrument To Compare Urban Public Transport Systems Using Transportational, Environmental And Social Criteria

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT970181

Volume

33

Pages

9

Published

1997

Size

938 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

J.T.A. van der Loop & G.C. de Jong

Abstract

Plans to improve urban public transport systems are currently developed in many urban areas in the Netherlands by local authorities. Until now these projects are financed largely by the national government. Several public transport systems (eg. busway, light rail) can possibly contribute to the solution of existing problems. These systems may have very different costs and benefits, and every local situation can have different characteristics. To facilitate and improve the proces of decisionmaking, an instrument has been developed which makes it possible to compare alternative solutions for specific proje

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