PLANNING SURFACE PUBLIC TRANSPORT: THE CASE OF CARACAS

PLANIFICACION DE TRANSPORTE PUBLICO SUPERFICIAL: EL CASO DE CARACAS

A wide summary is presented of the study of public transport in the city of Caracas, Venezuela, which has made possible the development of a series of methodologies for the evaluation of urban public transport systems. By means of a computer simulation of the existing transport system, and using models, an analysis has been made of the transport operations of the system. The models were calibrated and the operations evaluated. Results are presented of the passenger traffic assignments for different surface public transport systems, and an analysis is made of proposals for integrating the underground railway system with the surface system. The analysis of the operations makes it possible to isolate a series of schematic planning techniques for evaluating the characteristics of the system: structure of lines, speed of journeys, bus priority, speeds, demand and length of express lines, charts of the indices of behaviour of the network, results of detailed breakdown of seats, number of changes etc. The different stages of development of the projects which are presented for correcting the deficiencies in the service, are discussed. TRRL

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sociedad Colombiana de Ingenieros

    Carrera 4, No. 10-41
    Bogota,   Colombia 
  • Authors:
    • Cajiao, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-4-5

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 43-51
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM