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.
- Compendium of Technical Papers of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers at the Fourth World Transportation Engineers Conference, Mexico City, October 2-6, 1977.
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- Rapp, M H
- Stohler, W
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: p. 206-226
- TRT Terms: Applications; Bus transportation; City planning; Computers; Developing countries; Information processing; Interagency relations; Methodology; Public transit; Rapid transit; Training; Transportation; Transportation planning; Travel demand; Urban transportation
- Subject Areas: Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00188013
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1982 12:00AM