DEVELOPMENT OF A CONCEPT FOR A FUTURE BUS TRANSPORT SYSTEM

ENTWICKLUNG EINES KONZEPTS FUER EIN KUENFTIGES BUS-VERKEHRSSYSTEM

THE PRINCIPLES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FUTURE BUS TRANSPORT SYSTEM WERE WORKED OUT. BY PRINCIPLES IS MEANT AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE TECHNOLOGY AND THE POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SYSTEM COMPONENTS. THE THREE COMPONENTS VEHICLE, DISTANCE/STOP AND OPERATION WERE EXAMINED, AND THE MANY INTERRELATIONS OF VEHICLE AND DISTANCE/STOP CONSIDERED. BASED ON PROPOSALS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE USE OF CERTAIN DETAILS, AFTER THE PRINCIPLES HAD BEEN WORKED OUT A STUDY WAS MADE OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF REALISING THE BUS SYSTEMS AT VARIOUS STAGES IN TIME. (A TOTAL OF 14 TYPES, INCLUDING 12 TYPES OF LINE BUS SYSTEMS AND 2 DEMAND-ACTUATED BUS SYSTEMS; DUAL MODE BUS SYSTEMS WERE NOT CONSIDERED). THESE DIFFERENT BUS SYSTEMS PROVIDED THE BASIS FOR CARRYING OUT A COST BENEFIT STUDY, IN WHICH COST EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS WAS USED.