Development of the New Transit System Concepts in Korea

by Seongsoon Yun, Department of Urban Transportation, The Korea Transport Institute, Ildong Bldg., 968-5, Taechi-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-280, Republic of Korea,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


New transit systems technologies including the Automated Guideway Transit (AGT), stand out in the world's major cities in respect to its promise of relatively lower construction costs compared to existing subway systems. In Korea, the development of new transit systems technologies has become necessary to cope with growing urban transportation problems. The Korea Transport Institute has completed a master plan for constructing the new transit system in the metropolitan areas of Seoul and Pusan. Currently, the basic design is on the board and the registration for RFP (request for proposal) has been made. In this paper, we will discuss the strategies for developing the new transit system technologies, especially automated guideway systems (AGT) in transportation planning, construction, operation, and financing aspects in Korea.

Subject Headings: Automated transit systems | Automated people movers | Transportation management | Urban and regional development | Public transportation | Guideways | Urban areas | Construction management | South Korea | Asia

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