Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

2012 Edition
| Editors: Robert A. Meyers

Advanced Public Transport Systems, Simulation-Based Evaluation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0851-3_297

Definition of the Subject and Its Importance

According to the latest UN report on urbanization , more that 50% of the world’s population lives in cities [2]. In Europe and the USA, it approaches 70%. In part due to developments like these, congestion in urban areas continues to grow and create a number of negative impacts, including worsening air quality and noise pollution, consumption of scarce resources, lost productivity.

Public transportation is an important component of the transportation system and potentially a critical element of any strategy toward sustainable mobility in urban areas. The importance of improved public transportation services toward sustainable and efficient transportation systems is well recognized. With the emergence of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) , advanced sensor, communications, and computing technologies have been introduced to facilitate better planning, management, and control of public transportation systems [3]. Known as Advanced Public...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Transport SciencesThe Royal Institute of Technology, KTHStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringMITCambridgeUSA