The term "Public Transport Services" generally refers to services required by the set of all transportation systems that must work together in a region to allow members of the general public to travel without needing to purchase, lease, or rent their own vehicles.
Public Transport Services can enable a robust Public Transport System to
- Reduce the need for cars or other single-occupancy vehicles, and their associated environmental impact and fossil-fuel dependencies
- Reduce the cost of living for lower-income families by
- Reducing transportation costs such as parking, car ownership and maintenance, and gas.
- Enabling families to situate themselves further from the city centre to reduce costs such as rent, home ownership, or recreation.
- Reduce the time-burden of a daily commute for higher-income families by
- Providing a mode of transportation that allows the families to concentrate on activities other than driving
- Potentially providing a safer and faster way to travel to and from work, home, or places of recreation.
- Provide cohesion between sub-regions, facilitating further cooperation
Examples of Public Transport Services would include:
- Bus Transport Services
- Skytrain and/or Seabus Services
- Helicopter Services
- Bicycle Path Maintenance Services
- Rail Services
- Air Travel Services