Express Buses: Private Sector to the Rescue

by William F. Hoey,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Managing Urban Transportation with Limited Resources

Abstract:

Declining subsidies and rising costs are endangering express bus services which have been highly successful in competing with the private auto. A system concept with private carriers operating peak-hour commuter buses and public carriers operating off-peak express travel, is proposed. Anticipated obstacles to implementation and potential ways to overcome them are discussed.



Subject Headings: Urban areas | Private sector | Financing

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