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Tag Archives: Public Transport

Contactless charging for Electric Buses

A new technology for charging electric buses has been introduced in Europe by Conductix-Wampfler. Called Opportunity Charging, this economical option helps in contactless charging of electric buses where the driver needn’t leave the bus for recharging. The technology also helps in doing away with the staff having to undergo training in electrical engineering. For local public transport in particular, the ...

Coventry student’s design project tackles water transport in Africa

A final year Transport Design student from Coventry University has created an innovative final year degree project looking at how transport can play a key role in providing portable drinking water to communities in rural Africa. Umair Uddin Qazi, 26, from Leicester, came up with the idea for his Degree Show 2012 project after being inspired by a previous Coventry ...

Singapore to encourage public transport

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) in Singapore is working on plans to encourage the travelling public to use public transport more often, reduce the use of cars, and travel more during off-peak hours. As a part of the initiative, the agency has appointed a consultant to design workplace-based travel plan programmes for three organisations, and to assist three others with ...

Making Indian cities liveable through A Good Parking Policy

Global experience shows that when parking policy is designed as a travel demand management tool, it reduces car usage, congestion, air emission and fuel usage. Anumita Rowchowdhury, Executive Director of Centre for Science and Environment, writes on these issues and more. A proper parking policy can address mobility crisis in Indian cities where cars are edging out public transport, walking ...

Who I am and where am I going Demography, Lifestyles and Mobility

Gerard Tertoolen, Traffic Psychologist, XTNT at Utrecht, the Netherlands discusses how demographic and lifestyle changes can influence travel patterns. He says that by taking the wishes, motives and experiential values of mobile individuals into account as much as possible and by providing the right incentives at the right time, people can be induced to adjust their mobility patterns. Psychologists have ...

Indian Railways shops for technology

Indian Railways is upgrading its technology in use on Western and Central lines in Mumbai. Converting from direct current to alternating current, improving the speed of trains, increasing the life of trains by 10 years, and restricting power consumption are some of the steps being taken.

The Doubling Effect

Charlotte Wäreborn Schultz, Managing Director, Swedish Public Transport Association, writes about the ‘Doubling Project’ which aims to increase the share of public transport in Sweden twofold At the beginning of 2008, five organisations met to discuss the development of public transport in Sweden. These were the public transport trade organisations – the Swedish Public Transport Association, the Swedish Bus and ...