Paratransit: How You May Get Around if the Energy Shortage Takes You Out of Your Car

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1975, Vol. 45, Issue 10, Pg. 84-87

Document Type: Feature article


Conventional rail and bus transit play important roles. Para-transit may eventually carry more people. Among the possibilities: priority access to freeways for multi-passenger vehicles; encouraging large employers to provide vans for transporting employees to work; fostering car pools; reforming taxi regulations to encourage innovation; bring back jitneys; and, continue innovative experiments to encourage bus use.

Subject Headings: Automobiles | Buses | Innovation | Highways and roads | Employees | Railroad trains | Car pools | Taxis

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