Sunday , 5 July 2020

Public Transport

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.

The cheapest infrastructure in Turkey is opening

A new era for public transport Safak Hengirmen Tercan, Head of the Environmental Protection and Control Department, Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, Gaziantep writes on how the lowest infrastructure in Turkey is opening a new era for modern transport modes. To make rail systems a viable and green option of public transport, the “recycling’’ of vehicles could be a cheap option, she ...

Boosting Public Transport in Dubai

In order to encourage people to move towards the use of public transport, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority is planning and implementing many projects.

Bus Route Finder

Mumbai Environmental Social Network is developing a smartphone-based technology that will enable the commuters to not only know their bus routes and directions but also buy tickets through their handsets

Background, Issues and Future Prospects of China’s High Speed Rail Programme

Whether it was the ticket price or reduction in ordinary train services, a corruption scandal that seemed to have eclipsed the safety issues or the tragic Wenzhou collision of two bullet trains on July 23 this year, China’s ambitious high speed rail programme has faced one setback after the other. In August, China suspended its new high-speed rail plans. Where did one of the world’s most modern rail operators go wrong? What is its future? Transport expert Richard Di Bona writes.

New Initiative at Dubai Metro Integrating with other Modes of Transport

Dubai Metro, which promises to become the world’s largest Metro soon, will also be known for a unique initiative in the Middle East – the combi-card. This card will be a combination of a credit card and an electronic smart card that will enable commuters to pay for various transport modes in Dubai as well as use it as a credit card.

The Doubling Effect

Charlotte Wäreborn Schultz, Managing Director, Swedish Public Transport Association, writes about the ‘Doubling Project’ which aims to increase the share of public transport in Sweden twofold At the beginning of 2008, five organisations met to discuss the development of public transport in Sweden. These were the public transport trade organisations – the Swedish Public Transport Association, the Swedish Bus and ...

UTTIPEC Improving Delhi traffic – the unified approach

When it comes to development of traffic infrastructure and management, all Indian cities/towns face a common problem – the involvement of a number of government and semi- government bodies. The problem has been very acutely felt in the National capital territory of Delhi with increased capacity building by way of roads, flyovers, metro rail and MRTS. Lack of coordination and ...

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 ...