Friday , 23 August 2019

Public Transport

Is Airport Express metro line in Delhi effective?

Ashok Datar of Mumbai Environmental Social Network & Mumbai Transport Forum writes about his experience of travelling by Delhi airport metro line and advocates the introduction of bus services to both the Delhi and Mumbai arirports. As I landed at the old and busy T2 in New Delhi from Mumbai on a December afternoon to attend a National Urban Mobility ...

Cost-Benefit Analysis for Transport Projects

Public transport projects are often delayed or put on hold for a variety of reasons ? reasons that are often not based on the real problems of the project. Ranjit Gadgil, Programme Director of Pune-based Parisar, takes a look at Cost Benefit Analysis, a tool for evaluating transportation projects.

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) – A new form of Urban Transport

Personal Rapid Transit is a new light urban transport system based on small, automated, electric, driverless vehicles travelling on segregated guide ways. PRT is now becoming an accepted form of public transport to complement other modes in cities across Asia ? providing stand-alone systems and first mile, last mile connectivity. The world?s first operational system, at London Heathrow has proved a major success. The system is in operation in USA, UAE and South Korea as well.

Germany makes its public transportation a success story

By providing many incentives and adopting a few strict regulations, Germany has succeeded in shifting its travelling population towards public transport. Its ongoing efforts towards greener transport are worth emulating. Well known transportation expert Manfred Breithaupt, along with Mael Martinie, writes on the initiatives. Between 1990 and 2007, passenger transport in pass-km increased by 52% in Germany and between 2002 ...

Sydney Ferries: Overcoming challenges of water-based Urban Public Transport

The operation of the iconic Sydney Ferries was privatised last year by the Australian Government. A look at the history, operations, significance and privatisation of these ferries. There are lessons in its roller coaster ride : Perseverance and constant efforts at making a public mode of transport successful do yield results. What is needed is a strong will to learn ...

Walking through Austria

Vienna: A traveller?s delight Vienna is an ideal city to be emulated for multimodal transport, says Bina C Balakrishnan. Here, she writes an experiential piece on how, despite being new to the city, she could comfortably travel using public transport ? without any fear of a motorist hitting her on the street, and could get information on the modes of ...

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.

TrafficInfraTech Expo: Seminar: May 18, 2012

The Day 2 seminar of TrafficInfraTech Expo 2012 was on ‘Challenges in making the operations of State Road Transport Undertakings efficient: Policy, Management & Technologies’. A report.

Promoting Cycling in Cities

Transport planners around the world have now more or less come to the conclusion that in order to address the issues that plague cities – congestion, pollution, road accidents, loss of open spaces/green cover – it is essential that sustainable modes – walking, cycling and public transport – be actively promoted. Growth of personal motorised vehicles namely, two-wheelers and cars, ...

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