Promoting Integrated Urban Transport System

  • Surya Raj Acharya
  • Shigeru Morichi
Part of the Transportation Research, Economics and Policy book series (TRES)


Previous chapters dealt with the key components of urban transport system, such as urban roads, public transport, land use, and so forth, focusing on issues and policy options for the Asian megacities. Addressing policy issues on these components certainly contributes to improving overall urban transport system. However, policy strategies designed to address issues on individual components may have only limited impacts. In particular, the special context of the Asian megacities calls for a more systemic and integrated approach to work out sustainable solutions to the urban transport problems. The concept of integrated urban transport as currently debated among both academic and policy communities may provide useful framework to take this challenge. Coordinated or integrated transport system has been remained one of the major transport policy agenda since long ago in developed countries. However, actual transport policy path has been often drifting away from the concept of integrated urban transport, and the concept itself has been subjected to many ups and downs (Scholler-Schwedes 2010).


Public Transport Rail Transit Mode Share Urban Transport Public Transport System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Surya Raj Acharya
    • 1
  • Shigeru Morichi
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Transport Policy Studies (ITPS)TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Policy Research Center, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)TokyoJapan

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