This book is about how local public transport can be made a less unacceptable alternative to the private car than it is now. It is intended for officials, politicians and others interested in the land use/local transport conundrum. It is also valuable to town planners, those working for passenger transport authorities and anyone concerned with policy making and project appraisal for local public transport.
Issues facing local public transport. The variety of public transport. Urban rail. Local bus services. Bus and railway stations. Land use and public transport planning. Choice of local transport technology. Choice of route for local public transport. Public transport and road traffic restraint. Integration of public transport services. Finance for local public transport. Public transport pricing. Politics of local public transport. Bibliography. Index.