Essays on Comparison of Public Transport System between the UK and the US Case Study

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The paper 'Comparison of Public Transport System between the UK and the US" is a perfect example of a macro and macroeconomics case study.   Public transport systems play an important role in developing the economy of any nation. It is important to note that a country that has got good transport system will always have an upper hand in terms of development. The speed at which the economy develops largely depends on the kind of public transport system that a given country will have at any particular moment. The environment of carrying out business in any particular country will be improved by having an efficient public transport system.

Where there is an efficient Public transportation system then freedom and personal mobility of the people will be increased in a country. Public transport avails different options that will assist the citizens to reach various destinations with ease. In some situation, public transport provides job opportunities for citizens. Public transport leads to a reduction of congestion on the public means of transport due to reduced minimization of private means of transport. Public transport to some expense reduces costs and also emission of carbon due to the reduction of usage of fuels by the private means of transport.

Therefore any government need to invest a lot of resources in the public transport systems in a bid to spur economic growth. In this paper, we are going to compare public transport system in the United Kingdom and that of the United States of America (Taplin, 2013). Comparison of the public transport system The United Kingdom and the United States of America are the two most developed countries in the world and we expect that both countries must have invested to a greater extent in their public transport systems.

The public transport system has played a great role in seeing the economic growth of these two countries. Railways, Roads, Air and water transport has been well developed in these countries. The governments of these two countries are giving a close interest in checking how the public transport system is developing and recognize its role in economic development. The importance of the public transport system in developing the economy of these two countries has made them invest most of the available resources invested in such infrastructure.

The industrial sector has been spurred due to massive investment that has been undertaken to see that a smooth public transport system. In fact, goods are easily moved from one point to the other using the public transport system easily making the business environment conducive and cheaper compared to those less developed countries. Regardless of the development there exist differences in the public transport systems in the two countries. These may be the reason as to why the countries have a difference in economic growth and industrialization (Eddington, 2006). Similarities in the public transport system In these two countries, the common mode of transport is road (land).

It is important to note that most of the people in these two countries use cars and taxes as the means of transport. You will find that most of the people travel to their destinations using cars. Those who get to the destinations using buses are few. The modes of public transport available in these countries include; air, rail, water and roads.

The usage of air in these countries is of less percentage compared to the roads. Both countries have underground means of transport where tunnels have been developed to move goods from one place to the other. The major cities are the once that have highly developed public transport system that ensures that goods are moved on time from one place to the other. The roads network in the two countries is highly developed as it is the commonly used means of transport. Private cars are the majority of the major roads in the cities.

Most of the industrialization activities that are undertaken in these countries mostly depend on road transport to move goods and services to their required destinations. Both the American and the UK governments are always in constant research on how to improve their public transport system due to the roles that it plays in developing their economy (Buehler et al, 2011).

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