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Volume VIII |

The Evolution of the Urban Public Transport During the 1950-2006 Period in Romania

Abstract: Although it has numerous tangencies with road transport, the passengers’ urban transport represents a transitional sector between the road transport and the railway transport. The increase of the number of inhabitants and the development of the cities, alongside the population’s need to move, determined the evolution of the urban transport. The scope of the present study is to show the dynamics of the number of cities with common transport, the evolution and the geographical distribution of the tram, bus, minibus and electric bus networks between 1950 and 2006. Another objective of this paper is to show the dynamics of the fleet and passengers transport during the same interval. The evolution of the transport network, of the carriages and the transport of passengers by metro between 1980 and 2006 was also analysed.