Short-Distance Transportation Systems in Japanby Takeshi Kurokawa, Univ of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan,
Takashi Inoue, Univ of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan,
Abstract: Short-distance transportation systems are getting public attention as a means of urban transportation as well as a tool of urban development. This paper briefly describes the current situation of these systems in Japan. The topics included are background, available types, application area, effects of implementation, operations and problems to be addressed.
Subject Headings: Urban development | Public transportation | System analysis | Transportation studies | Japan | Asia
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