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This article describes efforts by the Traffic Task Force (TTF) in the Berlin-Tempelhof Traffic Control Center (VKRZ) to promote the use of public transportation in Berlin prior to the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Logistics information was collected at a control point known as the traffic management center (VMZ), which connected the TTF to the larger Berlin Transit Authorities (BVG) for the events. With about 400,000 visitors to the event per day, TTF encouraged as many of the visitors as possible to use public transit such as buses, commuter rail, or the metro line. The high level of communication between these agencies allowed for ad hoc modifications to the established transportation scheme, such as the logistically-sensitive issue of traffic light timing. As a result of careful planning and extensive media saturation of information, 95 percent of World Cup attendees utilized public transportation services on the first day of the event.

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  • Authors:
    • Beer, Michael
    • Baumgartner, Claudia
    • Glauche, Juergen
  • Publication Date: 2007-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01055832
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 2007 1:40PM