Urban Public Transportation System of the Municipality of Beijing and Its Operations and Use by People

by Eva Lerner-Lam, Palisades Group International, New York, NY, United States,
Wenzhi Zhao, Palisades Group International, New York, NY, United States,
Boping Zhao, Palisades Group International, New York, NY, United States,
Jianhua Zhuang, Palisades Group International, New York, NY, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage

Abstract: The Beijing Municipal Government operates a subway rail system and a surface system of trolleybuses, buses, jitneys and taxis. The Beijing Subway Corporation runs the subway system, and the Beijing Public Transport Corporation (BPTC) operates the surface public transport modes. These two municipal organizations serve a general population of nearly 12 million. This paper describes the total existing urban public transportation system in the city in terms of its size, operations, and use.

Subject Headings: Local government | Public transportation | Urban areas | Subways | Urban development | Public buildings | Corporations | China | Asia | Beijing

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