12 Passenger Transport

Until now, we have been mostly concentrating on the specific planning and execution of public transport – in other words, the actual services being provided. This chapter focuses on the background and general framework on which public transport is based. Public transport is not an end in itself, but is provided due to certain motives; it requires certain preconditions, makes contributions to society and in turn has an effect on the society and economy.

12.1 Why does public transport exist?

Mobility is a basic need.

Mobility is a basic human need. There are various options, various modes of transport available for the purpose of satisfying this need. To start with, there is always walking as a single “mode” or as a part ...

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