Thursday , 1 October 2020

Mass Transport

Sustainable Transport Saves Lives: A Case for Investing in Safety of Public Bus Fleets

Inducing a modal shift from private transport to public buses will reduce road traffic deaths in India. In cities such as Bangalore and Mumbai, the city bus agencies – Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) respectively – account for 20-32 percent of the mode share, but were involved in only 5-13 percent of 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 ...

iMove Project in Europe

Following recent mega-trends in the mobile and sharing economy, and thanks to the latest ITS developments, Mobility as a Service schemes are seen as the way citizens will use to move themselves and their goods in the future. Jaspal Singh, Head, UITP India writes on iMove project, funded by the European Commission within the H2020 framework, that aims to accelerate ...

‘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 ...

ELECTRIC VEHICLES An Indian Perspective

 EVs have had a chequered history. They were among the earliest forms of automobile technology to be invented in the mid-1800’s. However, for most of 20th century, they were considered niche technologies incapable of mainstream use. A decade ago, there were hardly any global automobile manufacturers (OEMs) investing in plug-in EVs. But today, almost every major OEM is investing in ...

Urban Design Factors and the Use of Public Transport

As traffic congestion continues growing in urban areas, more and more people have realized that they should use public transport modes, such as metro, BRTS or buses, instead of private vehicles, because public transport modes are more efficient than private vehicles in terms of carrying and moving people with the same amount of road space. However, international experiences tell us ...

Case Study: Access Control System for the Barrakka Lift in Vallett

To regulate constant flow of tourists from the port to the historical city center of Valletta, Malta, Came Group provided a practical alternative at the famed baroque, the Barrakka Lift, by designing the access management system. The Barakka Lift project derives its strength from the rigour necessary to resolve the dichotomy between the strong historic nature of the site context ...