Public transport in towns - Inevitably on the decline?
Bus transport in Linkping, a town of 140[punctuation space]000 people, was strongly on the increase up to the beginning of the 1980s, when a negative trend-break occurred. A demand model is developed which explains both the ongoing decline and the preceding increase. Based on this model, it is examined whether a change of the current bus transport policy towards an optimal pricing and investment policy from a social point of view could evoke a new and positive trend-break. Taking current trends in the exogenous factors into account it would. However, this could depend on a possible revival of bicycling in towns.
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Volume (Year): 23 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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