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Bus vs. Rail: A Meta-Analysis of Cost Characteristics and Land Use Impacts

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作    者: Jennifer Day & Robert Cervero
发表时间: 2007-10-01
概     要:

Bus or rail? The question has long been a public debate on the choice of transit
systems for urban transportation. Recent developments in bus rapid transit (BRT)
and light rail transit (LRT) throughout the world spur further heated discussions
on the comparative advantages of bus- vs. rail-based mass transit. This paper
synthesizes published studies pertaining to the cost and operational characteristics
as well as land use impacts of bus vs. rail mass transit in the framework of land
use-transportation interactions. Its main purpose is to provide a balanced view
that will help identify conditions under which a particular transit mode is most
appropriate. Here conditions refer to such factors as demand for and supply of
transit uses, availability of public resources, performance features of different
transit technologies, and potential for value capturing through Transit Oriented
Development (TOD).

关 键 词: Bus rapid transit, rail transit, cost characteristics, land use impacts, TOD
 
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