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This Literature review will be focusing on the key issues regarding the living expectations of UK transport

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INFORMATION SKILLS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 170 CBS TASK: LITERATURE REVIEW Does UK public transport live up to expectations? Mariom Jafar Business and Accounting 22nd November 2004 DUE DATE: 22nd November 2004 Tina Shadforth/ Paul Yates Terms of references In this literature review I will be looking at the key areas that are based on whether UK public transport live up to expectations. I will be looking at journals, magazines, newspapers and books to help me come to the conclusion. The main topics that I will be focusing on are how disabled people cannot use public transport, accidents on the road and rail works. Contents page Introduction................................................................ pg 4 Literature Review......................................................... pg 5 Conclusion.................................................................. pg 8 List of reference........................................................... pg 9 Bibliography............................................................... pg 10 Appendices................................................................ pg 11 Introduction This Literature review will be focusing on the key issues regarding the living expectations of UK transport. I will be discussing the main areas where UK transport feels the need for improvements and where it is advancing from its problems. There are many problems that are affecting UK transport e.g. accidents, pollution and traffic. There have been many accidents in the UK where many people have had severe injuries and many have died. Luke Tanhai, 13, died of head injuries in September last year after he had been hanging on the outside of a bus. ...read more.

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Mr Frost vowed to tackle the government about the problem saying: "Business is the foundation of the UK's economy, but this foundation is being undermined by poor transport links." 2 If I were to base the literature review only on this topic then I would say no UK public transport does not live up to expectations because the transport problems are affecting the public's social life as well as their work life. Reliable buses and trains are a simple and vital way of easing congestion on Britain's roads, campaign group Transport 2000 says. In this country there are too many people using their car, you get many young people taking their cars to university, you get people that work take their cars to work. What the government need to do is provide better alternatives - better public transportation, better opportunities for walking or cycling. And with that approach the government will be able to see a reduction in congestion. There are many environmental friendly groups who say that prosperity is coming at the expense of the environment. This is another disadvantage for UK transport because not many people will be using buses and trains to travel. Yes it would be appropriate but many people are use to life with their car e.g. ...read more.

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4 Leonard Cheshire policy manager Jo Campion said: "Inaccessible transport is one of the biggest obstacles in disabled people's lives. As a result, holidays can be a no go area. 5 If I were to base the literature view only on this topic then again I would say NO UK transport does not live up to expectations. Conclusion No. UK public transport does not live up to expectations. There have been several issues raised throughout this literature review. There are many improvements that the government need to make. Disable people are treated equally as us but why are there many problems for them to use public transport? The government can produce ramp to help them up the bus, the bus driver could be very helpful and help them up e.g. taxi drivers get out the driver seat and help an old pensioner, pregnant woman and disabled people to get into their seat why cant the bus drivers do that in order to help the public that need it. Also there are too many people using their cars. What the government need to do is provide better alternatives - better public transportation, better opportunities for walking or cycling. And with that approach the government will be able to see a reduction in congestion. There are many schemes that the government can use to improve the expectations of the public. ...read more.

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