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  • The Effects Of Subsidizing The Public Urban Transport

    Subsidizing the public urban transport has been a common feature across countries and cities, both developed and developing countries have implemented subsidies resulting in a sound demand for public transport services. However, the reasons behind why cities are subsidizing public transport and the means to do it are not as common ground as the existence of the subsidies. It is possible to justify the existence of subsidies on economic efficiency arguments, since the subsidies compensate for other externalities in the system such as private transport use, pollution, congestion, and traffic incidents (Parry & Small, 2009). It might also be justified on the ground of social redistribution and inclusiveness, where the subsidy is aimed at making public transport “affordable” to poor households (Serebrisky, Gómez-Lobo, Estupiñán, & Muñoz-Raskin, 2009). In developing countries, tight budget constraints imply a hard limit on the subsidies budget. The need for economic sustainability in these countries means cities should try to set fares for cost-recovery instead of a subsidized fare. Yet, setting fares at cost-recovery might price out of the most vulnerable parts of the demand for public urban transport. Therefore, given the limited resources and competing parts, there is a need to…

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  • Importance Of Public Transport

    Transport is the foundation of urban life. It is one of the variable which decides the shape and financial advancement of a city. Mobility and accessibility by the transportation system have been a noteworthy part in moulding nations, affecting the area of social and monetary action, the shape and size of urban communities, and the style and pace of life by encouraging trade facilities, allowing access to individuals and assets (resources), and empowering more noteworthy economies of scale,…

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  • Similarities Between Public Transport And Own Transport

    motorcycle and bus. Statistic on 2013, show that people who use public transport had increased than people who use their own transport. From this statistic we know that people mostly like to use public transport than their own transport. For that reasons, we find the comparison between public transport and own transport. There are five features like number of people in one transport, safety, time, cost, and the bad effect on people health that we can compared between them. Firstly, public…

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  • Public Transport Essay

    Increased productivity- Efficient public transportation improves connectivity in metropolitan areas and reduces constraints on growth, such as congestion, environmental quality, and safety, by moving more people within the space available . This leads to economies of scale, as the increased connectivity and decreased constraints on growth allow for a higher concentration of businesses and more clustering of activities. This agglomeration reduces labour costs, improves communication, lowers…

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  • Advantages Of Public Transport

    What is public transportation? Private Transportation? Erol Ozan- the American writer said that “You can't understand a city without using its public transportation system.” Why is it important and why people should use it in their daily life, not private ones? there have been many opinions and conflicts between people in order to choose which is the best and most cost- systems for people. Actually, many people would say that may be private transports. However , in my opinion, I believe that…

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  • Public Transport Case Study

    4.Rising transport issues in both private and public transport In public transport in Mumbai, suburban railway and BEST bus share the majority proportion at around 88% of the public transport (2008). As traditionally considered, public transport service is the responsibility of the government, but due to the large population and limitation of resources in Mumbai, government-provided public transport service is rather inadequate and fail to meet the public demand. During the recent decades,…

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  • Importance Of Public Transport In Hong Kong

    kilometers, however it has 7 million people live in this small place. The population density is the second highest in the world. It is very overcrowding in Hong Kong. In a densely populated city, the public transport is a considerable topic of society." How to help the people move to different place in this city effectively" is very important. This topic will affect the urban efficiency and gross domestic…

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  • Difference Between Transport Line And Bus Lines

    Introduction Comparisons and debates on which transport model should be applied between bus lines or train lines are important to explore for the appropriate application of public transport and urge the need for analysis for determining which system is more adequate. Superficially, the train line might be superior in terms of fixed routes, attracting investors, the benefit in the evaluation and always become the chosen system of the policy makers. However, the implementation of bus lines…

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  • Review Of North County Transit District (NCTD) Rules Of Riding

    Transit District (NCTD) Rules of Riding When one reads the NCTD rider’s guide (a booklet available on all buses and online) it becomes clear that NCTD has policy that is directed at people who rely on personal utility devices, for example, shopping carts. While NCTD does not prohibit personal shopping carts from coming onboard the bus, these utility devices are not allowed to take up space on the bus, they must be folded and placed between the seats. The idea is to avoid blocking seats,…

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  • The Sustainability Of Urban Walkability

    1. Introduction Walking is the oldest form of urban transport, and until the advent of major transformations in transport technology in the nineteenth century, most cities were structured in ways that supported walkability (Newman and Kenworthy 1999). As individual private car transport became widespread during the twentieth century, public transport and urban walkability became less apparent as major priorities of transport planning and urban design. As concern for future urban sustainability…

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