Estimation of the Public Transport System in Kaunas City

The public transport system is an important urban problem in every city. The ecological situation, congestion and modernization of public transport in the center of Kaunas are the main problems. Today, the whole public transport system in Kaunas requires radical technical, organizational reformation, renewal of the means of transport, etc. Most public transport routes cross the center of the city. An investigation was performed to identify the priorities and requirements of organizational reorganizations by determining the passenger flows on public transport routes and the demands and attitudes of passengers. An observation method for determining passenger flows and questionnaires or passengers’ demands were applied. A mathematical model was created evaluating the specific mode of public transport—minibuses with the stochastic, undetermined stops differently to other modes of public transport (this mode of public transport is popular in Lithuanian cities due to mobility, frequency, “stopping anywhere”). The influence of these stops on the traffic flow and environmental characteristics were investigated.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 105-111
  • Monograph Title: Urban Transport XI: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 184564008X
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2005 1:14PM