Strategies Enhancing Bus Rapid Transit Development In Asean Developing Cities - A Case Study On Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Project -

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has increasingly become an attractive urban transit alternative in many Asian developing cities due to its cost-effectiveness, flexible implementation, and high performance. Nevertheless, it still seems difficult to introduce the BRT to these cities because almost all of their city structures have been developed under a solely road transport development city plan and a weakness in land use control giving rise to many problems, such as urban sprawl, traffic congestion, and air pollution. The purpose of this study aims to introduce strategies to support BRT implementation in Asian developing cities, such as a strategy to integrate appropriately the paratransit into BRT as being a feeder along the BRT corridor to supply demand. These proposing strategies are evaluated by applying demand forecasting and emission models to the BRT project plan of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration in Thailand. It has been demonstrated that the proposing strategies could effectively improve the BRT ridership, traffic condition, and air pollution emission of the entire system in Bangkok. This study could be further extended to include strategy recommendations if a BRT system is introduced to other Asian developing cities.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-2733
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 7:26PM