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Public transport in the Provinces : a study of innovation, diffusion and conflict in the Philippines

Roschlau, Michael Walter


The completion of Manila's light rapid transit line in 1985 marked the arrival of modern rail transit in Southeast Asian cities. Largely inspired by foreign-assisted studies that have recommended mass transit as one solution to urban transport problems, the Manila Metrorail is similar to rail-based rapid transit facilities that have been built in many Third World countries since the mid-1960s. Policies promoting mass transit have inevitably created a conflict with intermediate forms of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1985
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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