Prospects and Characteristics of Urban Public Transport in China

by Boping Zhao,
Jie Zhao,
Jun Wang,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage


This paper describes the policies of urban transport and public transport, the characteristics of land use, and the operation management of state-owned bus companies in Chinese cities. It also presents current status of public transport and discusses the development trend of urban public transport in China. To better understand an overall situation of urban public transport in China, the paper presents statistics and detailed information obtained from sample cities around the country.

Subject Headings: Public transportation | Urban and regional development | Transportation management | Public policy | Urban areas | Public information programs | Land use | Buses | China | Asia

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