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lect01 - PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INTRODUCTION Nigel H.M...

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Nigel H.M. Wilson 1.259J/11.542J/ESD.227J, Fall 2006 Lecture 1 1 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INTRODUCTION
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Nigel H.M. Wilson 1.259J/11.542J/ESD.227J, Fall 2006 Lecture 1 2 Current Status and Recent Trends Significant Influences A Critical Assessment Arguments Supporting Public Transport Future Influences Ingredients for Future Success OUTLINE
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Nigel H.M. Wilson 1.259J/11.542J/ESD.227J, Fall 2006 Lecture 1 3 Current Status Ridership stable but market share is small and continuing to decline Strong financial support from all levels of government Significant growth in number of new rail starts in past 25 years Major rebuilding of many older systems over past 15 years Little institutional or technological innovation, but growing recognition that fundamental change may be necessary for survival well into 21st century
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