Smart and sustainable public transport systems through improving level and quality of service

López Lambas, María Eugenia and Cascajo Jiménez, Rocío (2015). Smart and sustainable public transport systems through improving level and quality of service. "Ingegneria Ferroviaria" (n. 4); pp. 359-375. ISSN 0020-0956.

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Title: Smart and sustainable public transport systems through improving level and quality of service
Author/s:
  • López Lambas, María Eugenia
  • Cascajo Jiménez, Rocío
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Ingegneria Ferroviaria
Date: April 2015
ISSN: 0020-0956
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Bus systems, level of service, quality of service, innovative solutions, ITS
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Buses are considered a slow, low comfort and low reliability transport system, thus its negative and por image. In the framework of the 3iBS project (2012), several examples of innovative and/or effective solutions regarding the Level of Service (LoS) were analysed aiming to provide operators, practitioners and policy makers with a set of Good Practice Guidelines to strengthen the competitiveness of the bus in the urban environment. The identification of the key indicators regarding vehicles, infrastructure and operation was possible through the analysis of a set of case studies -among which Barcelona (Spain), Cagliari (Italy), London (United Kingdom), Paris and Nantes (France). A cross comparison between the case studies was carried out for contrasting the level of achievement of the different criteria considered. The information provided on Regulatory, Financial and Technical issues allows the identification of a number of specific factors influencing the implementation of a high quality transport scheme, and set the basis for the elaboration of a set of Guidelines for the implementation of an intelligent, innovative and integrated bus system, including the main barriers to be tackled.

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Item ID: 40728
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/40728/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:40728
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 Jul 2016 13:18
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 14:32
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