Title

EQUITY AND WELFARE IN THE GEOGRAPHY OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROVISION.

Authors

ALAN HAY

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1993

Subject Area

mode - mass transit, policy - equity

Keywords

Welfare economics, Transit, Public transit, Mathematical models, Mass transit, Local transit, Distributive justice

Abstract

This paper examines the equity and welfare implications of four differing principles of public transport provision and demonstrates by means of graphs and a case study (based on a hypothetical population distribution) the quite different patterns of provision to which the principles give rise. The principles examined are: formal equality, substantive equality, least social cost and profit maximization.

Comments

Journal of Transport Geography Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09666923