BUS TRANSPORT SYSTEMS - THE LONG ROAD TOWARDS UNRESTRICTED BUS TRACKS

BUSVERKEHRSSYSTEME: DER LANGE MARSCH ZUR FREIEN BAHN

THE AUTHOR IS OF THE OPINION THAT THE BUS CAN ONLY BE MADE FULL USE OF AS A VIABLE MEANS OF LOCAL TRANSPORT IF IT IS GIVEN AN UNRESTRICTED TRACK ON WHICH TO TRAVEL AND IF THE SERVICE IS MADE MORE ATTRACTIVE. REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE LATEST STUDY CARRIED OUT BY MERCEDES OF BUS TRANSPORT SYSTEMS, WHICH ILLUSTRATES THE POSSIBILITIES, FOR EXAMPLE, OF ACCELERATING BUS TRANSPORT BY PERMITTING INFRINGEMENTS OF THE TRAFFIC REGULATIONS, SEPARATING BUS LANES FROM THE OTHER TRAFFIC LANES, INTRODUCING OPERATING SYSTEMS, USING IMPROVED BUSES WITH MORE COMFORT AND INCREASED ENVIRONMENTAL SUITABILITY, IMPROVING BUS STOPS, AND IMPROVING USER INFORMATION SERVICE AND TICKET SELLING TECHNIQUES. MERCEDES CONSIDERS THE "O-BAHN" THE BEST SYSTEM FOLLOWING AN OBJECTIVELY-CONSCIOUS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR BUS TRANSPORT, SINCE IN THIS TRADITIONAL BUS TRANSPORT, DUAL-MODE TRANSPORT AND LANE-RESTRICTED TRANSPORT ARE INTEGRATED INTO ONE SYSTEM USING ROAD-VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY. M.A.N. IN ITS INVESTIGATION "STANDARD BUS SYSTEM" ARRIVED AT A SIMILAR CONCLUSION. FROM THE REPRESENTATION OF THE SYSTEM GIVEN AS A SOLUTION FOR DEALING WITH PERSONAL LOCAL BUS TRANSPORT IN URBAN CONURBATIONS, THE STAGES ("ZONES") OF REQUIRED CAPACITY CAN BE READ OFF TOGETHER WITH THEIR USEFULNESS. EACH ZONE IS DESCRIBED IN DETAIL. FURTHER RESEARCH IS DESCRIBED SUCH AS "RETAX" IN WUNSTORF AND "RUFBUS" IN THE LAKE CONSTANCE AREA. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT THE BUS, COMPARED WITH OTHER TRANSPORT MEANS, SHOWS ITS VERSATILITY AND THAT IT FULFILS ALL REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING FLEXIBILITY AND STANDARDISATION.

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18-22, 27
  • Serial:
    • OMNIBUS-REVUE
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: VERLAG HEINRICH VOGEL
    • ISSN: 0030-2279

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01292659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 3:37AM