Title

THE ORGANIZATION OF URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEMS IN WESTERN EUROPEAN METROPOLITAN AREAS

Authors

A Costa

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1996

Subject Area

place - europe, place - urban, mode - mass transit, mode - subway/metro

Keywords

Western Europe, Transit, Public transit, Performance, Metropolitan areas, Mass transit, Market assessment, Local transit, Conurbations

Abstract

The structure-conduct-performance paradigm is applied to organization change in urban public transport in Western Europe, to show how structural form afects public transport conduct and performance. This paper outlines organization changes in several Western European metropolitan areas, with reference to four common structural forms, and indicates expected changes in market conduct and performance.

Comments

Transportation Research Part A Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09658564