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Is free public transportation feasible in Korea?

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Is Free Public Transportation Feasible in Korea?
Public transportation provides the general public the basic mobility services to employment, community resources, medical care, and recreational opportunities in communities. People who do not have access to a private motor vehicle such as young students, the aged, the poor, and people banned from driving use public transportation for their travel. Some people also choose to use public transportation since it is cheaper than the cost of driving a car. Public transport services can be operated and managed by profit-driven companies or partially or fully funded by government subsidies. In many Asian countries, public transportation services are predominantly run by p r i v a t e l y owned profit-driven companies. In North America, public transportation services are provided by municipal transit authorities. In European countries, public transport operations are often outsourced to private transport operators.2)
1) In some areas, the terms “mass transit”, “public transit”, “public transport” are used for public transportation. 2) Wikipedia, “Public Transport”, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_transport (accessed on Jul. 23, 2014).
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Most public transportation services are financed with the farebox revenue from the fare paying passengers and/or government subsidies via tax revenues. Public transportation fares basically depend on the traveled distance or zones. Tickets pu


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Title Is free public transportation feasible in Korea?
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Author(English)

Kim, Chun Kon

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[Seoul]:Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade

Date 2014-08
Series Title; No KIET Industrial Economic Review / vol. 19(no. 4)
Pages 13
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Transport/Logistics
Holding KIET; KDI School