Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries

Ashish Verma, T.V. Ramanayya

December 17, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 278 Pages - 117 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466581586 - CAT# K18880

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Features

    • Provides detailed coverage of issues related to public transport in developing countries
    • Includes case studies from developing countries along with homework problems and examples
    • Highlights differences in urban transport planning and management in developed and developing countries
    • Addresses transportation planning in rural areas as well

    Summary

    Developing Countries Have Different Transportation Issues and Requirements Than Developed Countries

    An efficient transportation system is critical for a country’s development. Yet cities in developing countries are typically characterized by high-density urban areas and poor public transport, as well as lack of proper roads, parking facilities, road user discipline, and control of land use, resulting in pollution, congestion, accidents, and a host of other transportation problems. Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries examines the status of urban transport in India and other developing countries. It explains the principles of public transport planning and management that are relevant and suitable for developing countries, addresses current transportation system inefficiencies, explores the relationship between mobility and accessibility, and analyzes the results for future use.

    Considers Socioeconomic and Demographic Characteristics

    It’s projected that by 2030, developing nations will have more vehicles than developed nations, and automated guided transit (AGT) and other transport systems will soon be available in India. This text compares five cities using specific indicators—urbanization, population growth, vehicle ownership, and usage. It determines demographic and economic changes in India, and examines how these changes have impacted transportation demand and supply, transport policy and regulations, and aspects of economics and finance related to public transport. The authors emphasize preserving and improving existing modes, efficient use of the public transport management infrastructure, implementing proper planning measures, and encouraging a shift towards sustainable modes. They also discuss sustainability in terms of environment, energy, economic, and land use perspectives and consider the trends of motorization, vehicle growth, modal share, effects on mobility and environment, and transport energy consumption and emissions.

    Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries addresses the growing resource needs and economics of public transport in developing countries, explains various aspects of public transport planning and management, and provides readers with a basic understanding of both urban and rural public transport planning and management in developing countries.

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