Friday , 4 December 2020

BRTS

Fuel Efficiency Training & Management

The adoption of eco-driver training, in conjunction with smart monitoring technologies and a proper incentives system, can be a potent combination of actions to address the fuel-economy and emissions issue for any agency’s urban fleet of buses writes Prashanth Kumar Bachu, Manager – Urban Transport at Embarq WRI India and Pawan Mulukutla, Manager –Urban Transport at Embarq India. Managing a ...

BRTS INDIA EXPERIENCE

Transportation is an essential prerequisite to any city’s socio-economic growth. Safety, accessibility, reliability, time saving and comfort, govern mode choices. In Indian cities, bus transport system has been a primary public transport mode over the past many decades. Though various ULBs have made efforts to provide affordable public transportation through bus systems, not many cities are successful in increasing public ...

Urban Bus Specifications

With BRTS and the Government’s emphasis on detrailing in specifications for buses, the perception for bus based transport system has changed in India The National Urban Transport Policy has encouraged public transport with technologies focussed on bus based systems. It launched many initiatives in this regard: Urban Bus Specifications (UBS)-II, Model Detailed Project Report, Model Purchase Document and Model Operators ...

BEST A decade of reforms and improvements

The authors take a look at the developments and reforms in BEST – Mumbai’s public bus transport service during the last decade. Brihan Mumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) along with suburban rail are the life lines of Mumbai. The city with a growing population and a strong adherence to its railway lines, set up the BEST to operate the ...

Improving the Efficiency of Bus Transport in India

As safe and improved public transport debate gains momentum, there is a growing need to improve the efficiency of bus transport in India. U Sudhakar Rao, Executive Director, Association of State Road Transport Undertakings addresses the issue.

Information Systems in the UK – a success story

Public Transport Information Systems in the UK are successful especially because of the use of digital medium and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Not only have these expanded enormously in recent years, they have also been a forum for good experimentation. Since the 1940s, the UK has had an extensive and largely comprehensive bus network in terms of area coverage, though frequency ...

JAIPUR BRTS When a good idea goes off track…

When Jaipur BRTS was conceived, it was supposed to solve the commuting problems of the pink city’s populace. Everything seemed to be going fine – a feasibility study, sanctioning of Rs 490 crore for its low floor air conditioned buses under JNNURM, making of Jaipur Development Authority the nodal agency to plan and implement the project, creating a Special Purpose Vehicle to oversee its bus operations but then… the project got stuck in implementation issues. And did not deliver the expected benefits. Why? Vidyottama Sharma reports.

Guangzhou’s BRTS experiment

In the past two years, China has become the world’s fastest-growing market for high-speed city buses. So, despite the Chinese wanting to join the international bandwagon of adding to the already existing two billion cars, this parallel arrangement of BRTS has proved to be a boon to the users of congested roads. Early this year, the southern city of Guangzhou ...