Private Participation Made Easy in Small but Smart Transit

by Lawrence J. Fabian, TransitPulse, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering and Business: Converting Engineers to Businessmen


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: Intelligent transportation systems | Automated people movers | Public transportation | Private sector | Guideways | Rail transportation | Urban areas | Transportation management

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