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What ails Karnataka transport

In an exclusive to TrafficInfraTech Prof MN Sreehari, Advisor to the government of Karnataka on transportation, writes on the wrong policies and bad implementation of transport infrastructure projects in Karnataka in general, and Bangalore in particular In an exclusive to TrafficInfraTech Prof MN Sreehari, Advisor to the government of Karnataka on transportation, writes on the wrong policies and bad implementation ...

Better Origin Destination Surveys

Good Origin Destination Surveys are key to planning better and more effective transport infrastructureGood Origin Destination Surveys are key to planning better and more effective transport infrastructure Quite often governments plan transport infrastructure, based on prospects suggested by construction companies, product integrator or simply ?obvious need?. As the country progresses, it is necessary to make these decisions based on more ...

Companies entering India – Modeling System to predict traffic

An Italian company, SISTeMA, is introducing OPTIMA ? a traffic predictive modelling system in India and hopes to make a difference in the way our traffic is managed In an effort to manage traffic better, accurate forecasts on traffic are becoming the order of the day the world over. SISTeMA, a PTV Group Company which is an academic spin-off of ...

Fighting for the Future of America?s Roadway Safety and Mobility

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), along with major automakers, safety advocates and transportation officials from across the country, is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to protect the 5.9 GHz band of spectrum set aside for connected vehicle technology ? which is expected to save thousands of lives each year ? from potentially harmful interference that could ...

Naya Raipur:An intersection of Transit, Urban Development and Urban Design

Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh is being planned as a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) city ? first such city to be built in the country. TOD offers an entirely new perspective to both urban design and urban transit. It has the potential to solve urban transportation problems. Rajmohan Kurup takes a detailed look at the planning that is being done to ...

Of Sustainable Urban Transport and Systems

The book, ?Planning, Design and Engineering of Sustainable Urban Transport and Systems? published by Khanna Publishers, Delhi, deals with various traffic and transport issues relating to sustainable urban transport planning, engineering and management in the Indian context The author, A K Jain, has impeccable credentials. He is an internationally recognised authority on his subject. He has also served as Commissioner ...

Case Study – North-South Bypass Tunnel in Brisbane, QLD, Australia

The North-South Bypass Tunnel (NSBT) runs for approximately five kilometres from Bowen Hills to Woolloongabba in Brisbane, Australia. Consisting of two tunnels, one for north-bound and one for south-bound traffic, it will be a cross-city link eliminating up to 18 traffic lights and reducing travel time by up to 15 minutes. The ventilation shafts and stations are part of the ...

Measuring Driver Safety Index using an Integrated Computing System

Three Research Students and one Assistant Professor from Hydrabad have developed a computing system that records the driving behaviour of drivers while they are driving. The drivers can, after the session, check at which points their driving endangered their lives and that of the others. They can thus work on those areas. Global and Indian statistics reveal that about 80% ...

Urban Transport and the role of Metro Rail

Dr. Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Union Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) delivered the keynote address at the Metro Rail India-2013 conference organised by the ITP Publishing Group at Hotel ITC Chola, Chennai in February. He said that the choice of Metro Rail has to be based on a Comprehensive Mobility Plan and Alternatives Analysis with networked connectivity in the region as ...

Electronic Ticketing Machine

Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transist Systems Ltd (DIMTS) has developed a unique solution around Electronic Ticketing Machines (ETMs), hand-held devices, which has revolutionised conversion of fares into payments. The solution is developed as an integral part of the Automatic Fare Collection System in 2011. The solution has almost replaced the use of Pre-Printed ticketing system in the cluster buses in ...