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Urban transit systems : guidelines for examining options

Author: Alan Armstrong-Wright
Publisher: Washington, D.C., U.S.A. : World Bank, ©1986.
Series: World Bank technical paper, no. 52.; World Bank technical paper., Urban transport series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This paper compares the characteristics and costs of the main types of urban transit systems, including buses, trains, light rail, rapid rail and suburban rail systems. As well as covering the examination of existing transport systems, the paper suggests a simple and quick screening process to avoid costly detailed examination of inappropriate solutions and to focus attention on systems most likely to meet the  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Armstrong-Wright
ISBN: 0821307657 9780821307656
OCLC Number: 13455937
Description: xii, 77 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Series Title: World Bank technical paper, no. 52.; World Bank technical paper., Urban transport series.
Responsibility: Alan Armstrong-Wright.

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This paper compares the characteristics and costs of the main types of urban transit systems, including buses, trains, light rail, rapid rail and suburban rail systems. As well as covering the examination of existing transport systems, the paper suggests a simple and quick screening process to avoid costly detailed examination of inappropriate solutions and to focus attention on systems most likely to meet the particular needs of a city. The paper asserts the need for careful consideration of all the implications of new transit systems before firm commitments are made to any systems in particular. The gudelines also provide a series of checks to ensure that important questions, such as feasibility to meet changing demands, problems of revenue leakage, undue sophistication of systems, financing and cost recovery, and environmental impact, are not overlooked. Annexes to the paper contain details of city transport characteristics, bus services and rail services, together with brief case studies of transit systems in both developing and developed countries.

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Excelente Documento

by faceitv (WorldCat user published 2009-05-30) Excellent Permalink

Sistemas de Transporte Público Urbano. directrices para el examen de opciones

 

Excelente análisis comparativo de los Sistemas de transporte público Urbano que realiza el Autor Alan, que lo hace inmortal y perdurable, aún así los años, este...
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