Notable Features of the Public Transit Systems in Chennai City
Certain unique features of the bus and rail transit system of Chennai City are presented. These features are related to the aspects concerning the development, operation and management...

Chicago's Urban Public Transportation System: Its Operations and Use by People
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) faces a number of challenges of all kinds in its attempts to gain and keep riders. But most important is finding ways to serve and satisfy its customers....

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT): Solving Traditional Mobility Problems with New Technology—The Chicago RTA Experience
The Regional Transportation Authority's (RTA) Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) development effort began as a vision. Guided by statutory mandate, staggering gridlock and the unique travel...

Travel Cards in the Year 2000: The Helsinki Region Ushers in the Smart Card Era
Once the travel card system for the Helsinki region is fully implemented, it will be one of the most advanced ticket sales and fare collection systems around. Passengers will carry remote...

Hong Kong's Public Transport System: Harmonizing Choice, Diversity and Urban Integration
The benefits of integrating railways with land use planning and active urban development and why this is rather successfully achieved in Hong Kong are discussed. The people of Hong Kong...

Los Angeles County Public Transportation System: Its Operation and Use by Customers
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Operations Division is organized into four basic units-Metro Bus Operations, Metro Bus Maintenance, Metro Operations Support, and Metro...

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...

Urban Public Transportation System in Miami-Dade County and Its Operations and Use by People
The existing transit system and planned expansions for the Miami-Dade County is described. As such, the Miami-Dade Transit Agency (MDTA) is one of the largest departments within Miami-Dade...

Development of Innovative Transit Services Using Market Research Techniques
The private sector has used market research techniques to determine the characteristics of their markets and marketing to develop and encourage the use of their products and/or services....

New York City's Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns
The dense land use of New York City is the defining characteristic of travel in New York City. The large number of people who live and work in a relatively small landmass reduces the need...

Urban Public Transportation System of New York City and Its Operation and Use by People
New York City has eleven major bridges and four major auto tunnels reaching within its borders. There are more than 3,000 miles of bus routes in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area...

MetroCard: Automating New York City's Public Transit System
On January 6, 1994, New York City Transit introduced Automated Fare Collection to the largest transit system in the world. Known as MetroCard, this system of Automated Fare Collection...

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...

Socioeconomic Land Use and Travel Patterns of Shanghai
Due to the economic and urban development in Shanghai, there were substantial changes in the urban travel characteristics. Since the transit systems failed to keep pace with the rapid...

Social Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns of Singapore
The transportation system for Singapore in the next century needs to meet not only the increased demand to travel, but also the rising expectations for a quality transport system. Though,...

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...

Third World Markets: Anticipating the Risks
The market for construction in lesser-developed nations is estimated at $750 billion. Clearly, these nations represent an important emerging market for engineering and construction firms,...

Empirical Cost Savings Using an Internet-Based Construction Management System

 

 

 

 

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