Wednesday , 26 June 2019

Safety & Security

It is time we included Pedestrians in transport planning

Despite being ubiquitous in transport movements, pedestrians are all too often under-prioritised in Transport Planning. Trasportation expert Richard Di Bona writes on the reasons, implications and solutions to the situations peppering his arguments with international examples.

The BMTC Experiment

The introduction of IT based applications has completely transformed the process of recruitment in Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). It has not only brought in more transparency in the recruitment process but has also made it cost- effective and citizen-friendly.

NGO – Muskaan Safety Foundation From a non-issue to an issue of major concern

A tragedy can sometimes inspire a person to go on to achieve great milestones. This has been the case with Mridul Bhasin and Pramod Bhasin from Jaipur. The couple lost their 17 year old daughter Durva Bhasin in a tragic road accident on May 3, 1999. Numbed by their loss, and encouraged by Durva’s teacher Sandeep Sethi, the Bhasins launched ...

International Best Practices for Institutions Imparting Driver Education

Susanne Hebner, Managing Director, Hubert Ebner (India) Pvt Ltd writes on the tools of teaching Defensive Driving. Her company, an Indo-Austria venture, carries out extensive driver training programmes in India and has made several road safety films. Defensive driving, practised all over the world, especially in the developed countries, is the key to reducing road accidents and being safe on ...

Attempting A Road Revolution in Rajasthan

Establishing the Road Safety Council, reconditioning of old buses for connectivity in rural areas and opening of two driving institutes for providing good drivers are some of the measures that Brij Kishore Sharma, Transport Minister of Rajasthan has initiated to improve the transport situation in the state. He tells TrafficInfraTech that these efforts are not enough. He plans to do ...

UK Taxi industry Cherting out a new path

The taxi industry in the UK is a large and growing sector of the transport provision, but didn’t appear on the radar of the transport planners and policy makers in the past. However, it is now going through a period of changes in several areas. Currently, the UK Parliament’s Transport Select Committee is conducting an enquiry into certain aspects of ...

Who I am and where am I going Demography, Lifestyles and Mobility

Gerard Tertoolen, Traffic Psychologist, XTNT at Utrecht, the Netherlands discusses how demographic and lifestyle changes can influence travel patterns. He says that by taking the wishes, motives and experiential values of mobile individuals into account as much as possible and by providing the right incentives at the right time, people can be induced to adjust their mobility patterns. Psychologists have ...

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