Fast Forward: Taxis, Elevated
A new private vehicle transportation service is in the works that will fly passengers across cities at up to 200 mph using electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles....

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

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns: Development Coordination of New Towns in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has an extensive network of roads in the New Territories, in Kowloon, and on Hong Kong Island. Road-base public transport includes franchised buses, 16-seat mini-buses and taxis....

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns in Seoul
The nature of the city in terms of the need for public transportation is discussed. As such, the public transportation modes to be dealt with are subway, bus, and taxi. This paper consists...

Urban Public Transportation in Pusan and Its Operations and Use by People
The public transport system in Pusan is described, discussing the system characteristics, operations, and usage by people. Focus is given on three main modes of transit: bus, metro and...

Wireless System
The technology of using radio frequencies to communicate is not new. Ham radio and walkie talkies were the first form of radio communication used by the public; then the Citizen Band (CB)...

The Use of Microcomputers to Perform Airport Emission Inventories
The authors found the use of LOTUS 1-2-3, a microcomputer spreadsheet package that permitted easy calculation of emissions and easy revision of data for studying options in aircraft types,...

Development of a Multi-Modal Information System
This paper outlines the design and development of a Multi-Modal Information System in Duluth, Minnesota. The system applies state-of-the-art microcomputer technology to the provision of...

Colonial Taxi Inc.'s Experience with Multi-User Microcomputers and a Commercially Available DBMS
PAX-1 is a comprehensive database management system, developed by paratransit and taxi operators/managers, tailored to a particular operation - whether 5 or 500 vehicles are operated....

Airport-Passenger Parking Design
Despite standard procedures for estimating the quantity of parking space for airports, great difficulties persist at many terminals. These principally concern the amount of space available...

Empirical Models of Transit Service Areas
Empirical tools for planning access to transit systems are developed. Transit access is defined as those portions of the journey spent getting to the transit system, and then from the...

Fare Calculation for Metered Ride Sharing Vehicles
An analytical relationship is presented which expresses more accurately the metered taxi fare as a function of both the distance traveled and the time elapsed through meter incrementing....

Synthesizing Taxicab Improvements
Dade County, Florida has taken major steps to address all components of its public transportation system. This includes a recent study of the administrative and operational aspects of...

Paratransit: How You May Get Around if the Energy Shortage Takes You Out of Your Car
Conventional rail and bus transit play important roles. Para-transit may eventually carry more people. Among the possibilities: priority access to freeways for multi-passenger vehicles;...

Analysis of Metered Taxi Fares
This paper examines the rationale behind the pricing mechanism of conventional metered taxi fares and presents an analytical framework for combining the total distance traveled and the...

Operational Experience at Dulles Airport
In its first year of operation, Dulles Airport came quite close to matching income and passenger estimates. The airport was designed to avoid many of the problems experienced at other...

Analysis of Master Plan for Chicago O'Hare Airport
Mathematical models that were derived to determine the practical capacity of an airport have been used to determine the capacity and efficiency of various runway configuations for O'Hare...

 

 

 

 

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