WIT Press


Transit For Small Urban Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040411

Volume

75

Pages

7

Published

2004

Size

219 kb

Author(s)

M. Gordon

Abstract

Many small communities face unique challenges when providing transit services for their citizens. Transit revenues are rarely self-sustaining and operational funding is often required from municipality coffers. Traditional transit models applicable for larger cities have often been employed in small communities with limited success. There are a number of communities in Atlantic Canada that sustain transit services and many have launched innovative alternatives to provide public transportation. The population in these communities ranges between 30,000 and 400,000 citizens. An overview of several of these programs is provided in this paper. In tandem to its commitment to the Kyoto Accord, the Federal Government of Canada has initiated a program to encourage communities to develop new and innovative ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions through a mixture of technology appl

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