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Monday , 29 November 2021

Tag Archives: Public Transport

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.

ITS:The way forward to a smart travel

Intelligent Transportation Systems are the need of the hour in today?s travel scenario. Vidyottama Sharma on why are they needed, why is India lagging behind in their use and what solutions can be adopted for their better use.

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 ...

Urban transport tax in the offing

The central government is planning to introduce a one-time urban transport tax on private vehicles in an effort to encourage use of public transport and discourage the use of private vehicles. According to urban transport experts mega cities have 10% of total vehicles in the country, of which 90% are private vehicles. For existing vehicles the urban transport tax will ...

MSRTC to redevelop six bus terminuses

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has proposed a plan to redevelop six bus terminuses – Aurangabad, Karad, Nashik, Panvel, Akola and Ratnagiri – in Maharashtra. The redeveloped bus terminuses will have passenger waiting lounges, toilets and parking spaces for auto rickshaws & private vehicles on the ground floor and commercial establishments on the upper floors. The corporation will ...

Contactless charging for Electric Buses

A new technology for charging electric buses has been introduced in Europe by Conductix-Wampfler. Called Opportunity Charging, this economical option helps in contactless charging of electric buses where the driver needn’t leave the bus for recharging. The technology also helps in doing away with the staff having to undergo training in electrical engineering. For local public transport in particular, the ...

Coventry student’s design project tackles water transport in Africa

A final year Transport Design student from Coventry University has created an innovative final year degree project looking at how transport can play a key role in providing portable drinking water to communities in rural Africa. Umair Uddin Qazi, 26, from Leicester, came up with the idea for his Degree Show 2012 project after being inspired by a previous Coventry ...

Singapore to encourage public transport

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) in Singapore is working on plans to encourage the travelling public to use public transport more often, reduce the use of cars, and travel more during off-peak hours. As a part of the initiative, the agency has appointed a consultant to design workplace-based travel plan programmes for three organisations, and to assist three others with ...