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Strengthening the Role of Public Transport

In: Transport Development in Asian Megacities


  • Danang Parikesit

    (Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM))

  • Bambang Susantono

    (Ministry of Transportation)


Public transport plays undisputable importance and role in Asian megacities: on its own rights as basic modes for the majority of users with minimum economic, social, and environmental cost. As discussed in Chap. 5, the strategic role for public transport is to complement policies targeted for better road traffic mobility. That is, public transport is indispensable to ensure smooth mobility of road traffic—interest of private mode. This is mainly due to the limited road infrastructure in Asian megacities for impending travel demand. This also makes the apparent dichotomy of private mode versus public mode disappear. As such, we need to explore for more effective framework that offers complementary role of both private and public modes.

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  • Danang Parikesit & Bambang Susantono, 2012. "Strengthening the Role of Public Transport," Transportation Research, Economics and Policy, in: Shigeru Morichi & Surya Raj Acharya (ed.), Transport Development in Asian Megacities, edition 127, chapter 0, pages 107-142, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:trachp:978-3-642-29743-4_6
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29743-4_6

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