OPERATIONAL TRANSIT PLANNING. EXPERIENCES IN OPORTO, PORTUGAL

In Oporto a sample of urban transportation problems typical for developed and developing countries is encountered. The paper shows that successful transit planning is contingent on three conditions: integration of all public agencies involved in transit problems such as city and regional authorities, public work department, bus and light-rail operators, and traffic police; permanent training of technical staff and information of users; an operational planning methodology for finding short-term improvements with low-cost investments. The methodology is based on a man-computer interactive process as a novel approach which allows transit operators to optimally match the supply of transit services to traveller demands.

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  • Pagination: p. 206-226

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  • Accession Number: 00188013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1982 12:00AM