Quality as a means of reconciling individual needs with the collective challenges of sustainable development

The only reasonable way in which to reconcile individual aspirations and the collective will, concepts which are basically contradictory, is to provide public transport services of the highest possible quality  in a way that will persuade a large number of inhabitants to resist the temptation to use individual modes, to give public transport a try and become regular public transport users. At the same time, politicians are more likely to take decisions in favour of high-quality public transport.



Fuel choices for public transport - Environmental demands and efficiency

A first uitp position paper on fuel choice was published in september, 2000. Since then the
debate has intensified with an increased number of alternatives now available and a greater global focus on fossil fuel supplies.

It is necessary therefore to update uitp’s position with new elements and recommendations, taking into consideration the views of the different actors: organising authorities, operators, the bus and fuel industries as well as the general public. This paper will complement a uitp position paper on climate change.

Assessing the benefits of public transport

Why focus on appraisal?

In recent years the economic appraisal of transport schemes has become an ever-more essential part of their development. Increasing constraints on public funding and the sheer volume of competing schemes across the whole sphere of government (or even within transport) require public transport scheme promoters to provide sound and thorough analyses justifying the scheme’s value for money.
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