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Ataev P. G. Foreign Research Experience of the Non-Street Passenger Transport. Izvestiya of Saratov University. New series. Series: Earth Sciences, 2020, vol. 20, iss. 2, pp. 94-97. DOI:


Foreign Research Experience of the Non-Street Passenger Transport


The development of urban agglomerations is connected with the solution of the issues of territorial zones allocation and ensuring their transport accessibility. The purpose of the article is to determine the theoretical and methodological foundations of this subject. A review of foreign studies on the topic of extra-street passenger transport is conducted. The terminology used in foreign literature is defined. On the example of urban metropolitan areas of the USA, the development of public transport and the position of researchers on this issue are considered. Based on the literature analysis and statistical indicators, a systematization of the stages of rail transport development in the United States is proposed. Conclusions are drawn on the appropriateness of using the given experience. Economic geography, using cartographic methods and geographic information systems can solve applied issues dealing with related disciplines – the organization and management of transportation, transportation services, transport systems.

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