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Tag Archives: Public Transport

Integrating Bicycles and Public Transport

Naresh Kuruba, Research Scholar, CEPT University and Shalini Sinha, Associate Professor, CEPT University assess the applicability and acceptability of Bike and Ride (B&R) facilities in case of Ahmedabad city. Public transit is not designed to provide a door-to-door connectivity unlike personalized modes of transport. Access and egress are the weakest links in public transit and it is recommended to have ...

Future of Mobility

Sri Krishnan V, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited delivered the keynote address during the session “New Mobility” at TrafficInfraTech Expo 2015. He touched upon the mega trends and developments in traffic that will influence the future of mobility. Mega trends and their impact on the future of mobility Urbanization is now becoming hyperurbanization with more than ...

Intelligent Communication Technology (ICT) for improving Public Transport Integration

The bus transport reform in Seoul came together at many levels including the establishment of a new institutional and regulatory framework, the restructuring of operation and management of bus services, and the alignment of the investment programs to environmental concerns while ensuring greater quality of services for consumers. Seoul’s Transportation Overview In the early 1950s Seoul began to reform its ...

Smartcard for public transport in Mumbai

The government is keen on expediting the launch of the integrated ticketing system (ITS) in Mumbai, which means commuters can carry a single smartcard to travel by BEST buses, Metro and monorail in the near future. The all-in-one card will enable citizens and tourists to choose any mode of transport and travel with convenience. The ITS, if implemented, will benefit close to five million passengers. At present, nearly four million people travel by BEST buses while three lakh commute ...

Urban Design Factors and the Use of Public Transport

As traffic congestion continues growing in urban areas, more and more people have realized that they should use public transport modes, such as metro, BRTS or buses, instead of private vehicles, because public transport modes are more efficient than private vehicles in terms of carrying and moving people with the same amount of road space. However, international experiences tell us ...

Automated Fare Collection System for Public Transport

A broad portfolio of Mikroelektronika, a leading Czech company’s products allows for the creation of fare collection systems that suit the exact needs of each and every customer depending on the mode of transport, mode of payment, tariff policy and a whole range of other factors. Automated Fare Collection A complex fare collection system, also known as automated fare collection ...

Identifying parameters for public transit evaluation

The author examines interconnectivity issues and attributes of transit stops that are important to commuters, operators, and communities connected with public transport. Travel by public transit involves much more than moving about on transit. A typical door-to-door trip entails walking from one’s origin to a bus stop or train station, waiting for one’s vehicle to arrive, boarding the vehicle, travelling ...

Urban Safety: The two-wheeler phenomenon

Ranjit Gadgil, Programme Director, Parisar, discusses the safety risks associated with the ever-increasing use of two wheelers in the country, and the need to improve public transport. Pune, once known as a ?cycling city? has very rapidly transformed into a ?two-wheeler? city, a process which began in the late 80s, accelerating throughout the 90s. With the turn of the century, ...

Risk Management:Elevated Metros

The importance of risk management in today?s complex elevated Metro projects, where cost overruns in design and construction are common place, cannot be emphasized more. Due to the uncertainty underlying the various elements of work, cost overruns and schedule delays occur. The authors take a look at the risks involved and feel a proper mechanism should be established to capture ...

Traffic Transit Management Centres in Bangalore

Transport Civil Infrastructure can be an additional source of income for sustainability writes Dr K.N.Ingalagi, Chief Systems Manager, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation. Sustainability is the buzzword in the sphere of government run organizations in general, and public transport corporations in particular. This can be achieved by developing robust transport civil infrastructure. It not only provides facelift to the public transport ...