DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TRANSIT SYSTEM CONCEPTS IN KOREA

New transit system technologies (TST), such as the Automated Guideway Transit (AGT), stand out in the world's major cities with respect to their promise of relatively lower construction costs compared to existing subway systems. In Korea, the development of new TST has become necessary to cope with growing urban transportation problems. The Korea Transport Institute has completed a master plan for constructing a new transit system in the metropolitan areas of Seoul and Pusan. Currently, the basic design is on the drawing board and the registration for RFP (request for proposal) has been made. In this paper, the author discusses strategies for developing the new TST, especially AGT, in transportation planning, construction, operation, and financing aspects in Korea.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 530-542

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00797727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784404984
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2000 12:00AM