Short-Distance Transportation Systems in Japan

by Takeshi Kurokawa, Univ of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan,
Takashi Inoue, Univ of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers IV


Short-distance transportation systems are getting public attention as a means of urban transportation as well as a tool of urban development. This paper briefly describes the current situation of these systems in Japan. The topics included are background, available types, application area, effects of implementation, operations and problems to be addressed.

Subject Headings: Travel time | Public transportation | Transportation studies | Urban development | Transportation management | Urban areas | Pedestrians | People movers | Japan | Asia

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