Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area
The major travel problems in the Helsinki area are related to the increase in car traffic and population. Proper coordination of land use and transportation plans is essential to accommodate...

Public Transport in Helsinki
Public transport's share of traffic has not improved in the 90s, although passenger volumes has risen. Improving public transport's share of traffic is important. In fact, there are many...

London Socioeconomic, Land Use and Travel Patterns: Position Statement, Issues and Solutions
The major cities of the European Union are facing a congestion crisis as a result of inadequate investment in both road mass transit infrastructure over the last forty years. In particular,...

Roadspace Reallocation Increasing Bus Use
This paper briefly outlines the history and current development of the role of the bus and how roadspace re-allocation particularly through bus priority is used to increase public transport...

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns in Los Angeles County
The City of Los Angeles is the largest city in the County and covers 1,209 km2 with a population of 3.7 million. Thus, it also has the second highest...

Innovative Solutions to Improve the Transportation System in Los Angeles County
Providing bus and rail service to over one million boardings each day is not an easy task, yet it is accomplished each day in Los Angeles County (County). In fact, Los Angeles is one of...

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Uses and Travel Patterns in Pusan
Pusan is the second largest city in Korea with a total population of approximately 3.9 million. Despite the geographical limitation of the city, the number of cars are increasing. Although...

Innovative Electronic Fare Collection: Hanaro Traffic Cards
Pusan adopted a 'Hanaro Traffic Card' system for its transit system, using contactless smart card technology. It has many notable and unique features. It is a contactless, prepaid and...

Urban Public Transit System in the City of São Paulo, Brazil: Its Operations and Use by People
This paper describes the current situation of the public transport system in the city of Sa˜o Paulo, Brazil, and its metropolitan area, with emphasis on current developments....

Does Congestion Management Improve Public Transit?
Traffic congestion, one of the main urban problems of Sao Paulo, is quantified thru the monitoring of the congestion queue lengths (CQL). Due to the growth of peak CQL in recent years,...

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...

Development of the New Transit System Concepts in Korea
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...

Urban Public Transportation of Singapore
Singapore is a city state with a land area of 648 sq km and a population of 3.8 million. The total daily trips generated is about 7 million. Of these, around 5 million trips are on public...

Application of New Technology in Public Transportation Systems in Singapore
With the economic expansion, population growth, the high rate of household formation and population dispersion in Singapore, the number of daily trips made is expected to increase. To...

The Washington Region: Land Use and Travel Patterns
The Washington Region is the eighth largest metropolitan area in the United States, with a population of four million people spread over 4,000 square miles. By 2020, the region's population...

Urban Public Transportation and Operations in Mexico City
Inhabitants of the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) are served by several modes of transportation. In particular, transit vehicles include short units known as minibuses, buses, trolleybuses,...

Alternative Fuels and Institutional Reform
The actions that Mexico City Government is currently implementing is addressed. The altitude and topography of the Mexico City valley contribute to less efficient combustion, trapping...

Development of Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual
A study was conducted to develop updated principles, practices, and procedures for transit capacity and quality of service. Such a study focuses on developing a new Transit Capacity and...

AIR-21
The Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21) spans a five year period, reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration and the Airport Improvement Program (AIP)....

Emerging FHWA Transportation and Air Quality Issues

 

 

 

 

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