Private Participation Made Easy in Small but Smart Transit

by Lawrence J. Fabian, TransitPulse, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Major Development and Transportation Projects: Public/Private Partnerships


The maturing field of electronically 'smart' people movers offers the possibility of urban transit linkages which are smaller in scale, less demanding to operate, and yet capable of high levels of service. These characteristics make it significantly easier for private sector organizations to undertake and participate in guideway transit projects. Several examples around the world are described. Many institutional issues remain largely unexplored.

Subject Headings: Organizations | Urban development | Transportation management | People movers | Private sector | Automation | Urban areas | Guideways

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