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Departmental Papers (ESE)

1970

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Value Of Speed In Public Transit Services, Vukan R. Vuchic, G Bruce Douglas Iii, Bondada V.A Murthy Nov 1970

Value Of Speed In Public Transit Services, Vukan R. Vuchic, G Bruce Douglas Iii, Bondada V.A Murthy

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High speed is always a desirable feature of public transportation services. Any measure that increases public transport speeds results in benefits to users in tenns of saved travel time, and benefits to the operator in reduced operating costs and in eventual reduction of fleet size.

At the same time, it is known that some major efforts for increasing speeds, often involving considerable cost (such as increasing maximum technical speed of vehicles) result in relatively small increases in average passenger travel speed. This problem is common for a number of different modes of transportation. An excellent example can be found in ...


Federation Of Transit Agencies As A Solution For Service Integration, Wolfgang S. Homburger, Vukan R. Vuchic Jul 1970

Federation Of Transit Agencies As A Solution For Service Integration, Wolfgang S. Homburger, Vukan R. Vuchic

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Inadequate organization of public transport services in urban areas, particularly in the large ones, is one of the major reasons for the unsatisfactory level of service and economic problems of the operating companies. Despite the current trend toward mergers of transit operators into large public agencies, the services in most cities remain fragmented in various degrees; integration is often not in sight due to organizational problems which appear insurmountable. Losses to the users, various degrees; integration is often not in sight due to organization.

This article briefly analyzes the reasons for this situation, ex­plores its consequences and their importance ...


Minicar Transit System Final Report, Vukan R. Vuchic, Donald Bergmann, G. Bruce Douglas Iii, Bondada V.A Murthy Jan 1970

Minicar Transit System Final Report, Vukan R. Vuchic, Donald Bergmann, G. Bruce Douglas Iii, Bondada V.A Murthy

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No abstract provided.