Six relatively simple and inexpensive recommendations for making public transport more attractive to customers and more efficient to operate:
- Use off-vehicle fare collection;
- Use level boarding or low floor vehicles;
- Improve vehicle design.
2. Optimize stop design. How?
- Reduce the number of stops;
- Carefully locate stops on the street;
3. Reduce traffic congestion. How?
- Provide dedicated lanes for public transport;
- Use regulations and traffic engineering to control traffic;
- Use innovative ideas to reduce traffic impacts on public transport;
- Reducing time spent at traffic signals makes customers happy and reduces costs.
- Control public transport operations;
- Improve public transport planning;
- Provide accurate information to customers.
- Traffic calming and livable streets;
- Bicycle paths and public bicycle systems;
- Parking management;
- Pricing strategies.
More ideas for improving public transport:
- Bus Rapid Transit (BRT);
- Frequently asked questions about public transport (add yours!);
- Organizations dedicated to improving public transport;
- Photos and Videos;
- Excellent public transport case study cities;
- Public transport priority in your city;
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About the Project
Bus Meister uses an on-line game, social networking and a best practices database (+wiki) to teach people about public transport. By educating residents and providing them with a way to get involved in improving public transport we hope to stimulate creative thinking and generate the political support needed to implement good ideas.
Bus Meister has been assisted with funds provided by the City of Vienna through ZIT: The Technology Agency of the City of Vienna.