Friday , 2 October 2020

Tag Archives: Public Transport

Public Transport SOPs

As part of a webinar series to help Indian cities develop COVID-19 transport solutions, the first one focused on Public Transport SOPs to ensure the safety of crew and passengers. The series is presented by Smart City Mission, the Government of India and Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in partnership with the Transport & ICT Group of the ...

Smart Cities: “ Replanning and Rethinking Mobility strategies

These pandemic days are posing challenges to Smart Cities too. Traffic levels and mobility patterns can alter, as digital transformation takes hold. What are the challenges? We have here the views of Raj Cherubal, CEO, Chennai Smart City and Sameer Bhatnagar, Partner- Transport& Logistics, KPMG, India Contrary to what may be expected in the era of social distancing, it is ...

Simplifying Stockholm’s transport ticketing

As ticketing becomes ever more complex, offering an ever-greater range of products and services, many would argue that this complexity has filtered through to the simple act of choosing and paying for their travel. Krister Dackland from Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) tells us about the creation of SL’s new ticketing system, one that aims to put ease of use at its ...

Big data in transportation: the key to future mobility?

Cities all over the world are struggling with congestion. Traffic data analytics can be the key to solving mobility problems. Bogota is the most congested city in the world according to the Global Traffic Scorecard that was recently published by Inrix. On average, drivers lose 191 hours per year in the Colombian capital due to traffic jams. Boston is ranked ...

Smart Parking Policy for Bhubaneswar

To tackle the evergrowing parking menace in Bhubaneswar, the Commissionerate Police, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and Bhubaneswar Development Authority are jointly formulating on a Smart parking policy for the city. According to Seshadeb Panda, General Manager, Smart City (Technology), Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd, the policy will take shape in the next threefour months and dissuade commuters from demanding more parking space ...

National Highways for Electric Vehicles:
Strengthening e-Mobility Ecosystem

With 12 E-Highways announced, and a 500km E-Highway all set to begin its operation, the government is stepping into a right direction for creating a much-needed ecosystem for e-mobility in India NH for EV Ecosystem Agra-Delhi-Jaipur will be a 500 km e-mobility conversion program for National Highways and Express ways into E-Highways in just 90 days with charging stations and ...

MoU signed between IIT Roorkee and Dehradun Smart City

To improve public transport and traffic management, an MoU has been signed between Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and Dehradun Smart City Ltd. Under the MoU, IIT-R will provide services and research on different aspects of urban planning, including electric mobility plan, public transport system, traffic plan and energy-saving plans.

Datasets on transportation by Telengana Government

While providing solutions for urban mobility, the Telangana government has released datasets pertaining to public transport in the State. The move is in line with the State’s Open Data Policy of 2016. The data was released on a portal in General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS), a widely accepted format used for public transportation. The format allows public transport agencies to ...

ARS T&TT: Intelligent Mobility Systems

Traffic Management: The System integrates multiple technologies to ensure smooth flow of traffic. The Traffic Management System, with the help of a Centralized Control Centre and complementary technologies, continuously monitors roads/highways with an objective to support authorities to take actions that can enhance traffic flows, ensure road safety and improves economic productivity. The Data Warehousing and Analysis Services ensure that ...

Smart City Experiences Challenges, Benefits and Future Settings

T Krishna Prasad, Director General of Police and Chairman – Road Safety Authority, Government of Telangana, kicked off the session with his thoughts on the importance of mobility in Smart Cities by first defining what a Smart City is. According to him, there is no single definition, but to put it simply, if the citizens are happy, comfortable and convenienced, ...