Talk:Public transport

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Excellent article, and also timely with the international energy crisis and the corresponding rise in fuel prices. DanH 03:37, 1 June 2008 (EDT)

Thanks. I'll add a couple of pictures shortly, but what I'd like also is an aerial shot showing, say, a freeway interchange and a railway, highlighting the amount of land required for each. Know where such a public-domain or similar shot would be available? Philip J. Rayment 04:03, 1 June 2008 (EDT)
I've found a railway/freeway picture. A better one might be possible, but this one's not bad. Philip J. Rayment 12:18, 1 June 2008 (EDT)


The article already said, "Services by air ... are not normally included in the term", and I believe this to be essentially correct, yet user:AgainstConservatism has just added air transport in, creating a contradiction. Can someone produce evidence that air travel is often referred to as "public transport(ation)"? Philip J. Rayment 08:51, 16 November 2008 (EST)

I'd agee with Philip that air services generally aren't included in what is considered 'public transport' - yet such a distinction is illogical, as ... well ... it is public transport by all rational standards. Perhaps we don't see it as such because there is no 'private' alternative (except for a relatively small number of people) - just as transatlantic liners aren't public transport in that sense either. Of course, in the 1960s it was expected that helicopters would become an important part of the transport mix, and all city redevlopment plans of any ambition had to include heliport provision. But then I'm still waiting for my silver jump-suit, personal jet pack, and 'three course dinner' meal pills... Bugler 08:58, 16 November 2008 (EST)


Highways tend to be government owned or at least government financed, but I wrote that they (and other channels of commerce) are'nt public transportation since they vehicles themselves aren't available to public use. Darkknight 21:29, 16 November 2008 (EST)

Rather, they are not public transport because they are not transport; merely transport routes. Your logic is incorrect because some of the vehicles that use them are available for public use, such as is the case with buses and ferries. Philip J. Rayment 00:49, 17 November 2008 (EST)