Saturday , 21 September 2019

Mass Transport

Transjakarta: A Study in Success

In January 2019, Transjakarta celebrated its 15th anniversary as the first BRT in South East Asia. Within 15 years, Transjakarta has become the longest BRT in the world and now boasts a daily ridership of 800,000 people. Its popularity and network are still growing. To date, Transjakarta is the longest BRT in the world – spanning nearly 244 km, serving ...

Hubballi-Dharwad Understanding the BRT standard

Though Indian BRT networks have not fared as well as their international counterparts, the system has a chance at redemption with the Hubballi-Dharwad BRT. Still on a trial run, HDBRTS has been working its way across the twin cities and through people’s travel needs in a phased manner. When the Hubballi-Dharwad bus-rapid transit system (HDBRTS) began its trial run in ...

Lucknow Metro: On the Fastest Track

The speed with which Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation is running to complete its metro corridors establishes its title as the Country’s fastest metro project. The priority section of North-South Corridor (Phase 1-A) from Transport Nagar to Charbagh is already operational for public with effect from 2017. Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation– answers a few questions from TrafficInfraTech ...

Women Safety & Public Transportation Ecosystem

Public transportation without safety measures like vehicle tracking devices and emergency response system in public transport are creating nightmare for women passengers to travel. A further delay in implementing such measures will only aggravate the current situation of public transport in India. On 28th November 2016, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Govt. of India, had mandated fitment of ...

How cities can learn from the past

For more than a decade, C40 has been working with cities to develop and share policies and practices that help address climate change. We know that technological innovations cannot, in isolation, solve the challenges that cities face. Autonomous vehicle (AVs) technology is advancing at such a rate that it is now only a matter of time until AVs become the ...

Challenges to manage mobility as a service in a sustainable manner

Vincent Bourquin, Professor at the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg Switzerland, member of University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland writes that while technology has certainly helped to provide information content directly to the smartphones of users, enriching their travel experience, it did not exactly offer the necessary degrees of freedom to address the sustainability issues Worldwide, we ...

‘We want to manufacture high-speed Talgo coaches in India’

What is the specialty of these trains? What makes Talgo trains special is the rich history and 75 years of experience in designing railway rolling stock that has made the company and its technology recognizable on a global scale. Talgo was established in 1942 with a revolutionary concept of a light-weight and articulated train to improve passenger services of railway ...

Technology for improved Public Bus Transport

What is the role of technology in providing solutions to public transit bodies. The way one could define, this is providing seamless multi-modal integrated travel. We will have to talk at three-levels: Technology to improve the asset management, resource management and operation management. In an interesting and informative panel discussion held during TrafficInfraTech Expo 2016 in last September, Nicolas Morael, ...

Taking the Right Turn

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) operates a large number of bus services in Mumbai with 4000 buses plying over 365 routes covering neighbouring cities like Navi Mumbai, Thane and Mira-Bhayandar. Dr Jagdish Patil, General Manager, BEST throws light on BEST’s plan for modernization of fleet, dedicated bus lanes and Integrated Ticketing System. More technology for buses BEST is ...

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