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ITS applications in public transport: Improving the service to the transport system

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Phil BlytheORCiD, 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: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Advanced Transportation

Year: 2000

Volume: 34

Issue: 3

Pages: 325-345

ISSN (print): 0197-6729

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Publisher: Institute for Transportation, Inc.