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Potential for ITS in improving and integrating services at urban transport interchanges for public transport

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Phil Blythe, Toby Rackliff, Richard Holland, Dr Jennifer Brake


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This paper examines all the disparate technologies and techniques capable of smoothing the integration of public transport modes and services at both the urban and interurban scale. The paper focuses on the application of information technology and telematics solutions which have been designed to create as seamless a journey as possible from the point of view of the transport system user. The scope of the paper is therefore deliberately wide-ranging and includes an examination of measures as apparently unconnected as smartcard ticketing, bus priority systems, automatic vehicle locationing, trip planning and on-board information systems as well as new public transport services offering demand responsive travel and integration with taxi services. The paper intends to show how such technological solutions can be used to increase the attractiveness and competitiveness of fixed public transport networks in comparison to the door-to-door flexibility of the private car.

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Author(s): Blythe PT, Rackliff TJ, Holland RJ, Mageean JF

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Tenth International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control

Year of Conference: 2000

Pages: 192-199

ISSN: 0537-9989

Publisher: IEEE


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 085296725X