Theoretical optimization of tram availibility for daily schedules (role of public transport and trams in Budapest)

  • Péter Takács 1
  • 1 PhD student, Szent István University, Enyedi György Doctoral School of Regional Sciences

The demand for change of location could be emphasised of all the factors of urban development, as it constantly exists in societies even if for different purposes. Mobilisation provides the background of the engine that operates the economy and the society, its role is to realise the movement of persons, goods and services. The key driver of the urbanization, emerging due to the geographic concentration and coordination of economic and social activities, is the changes in the transport system. Physical characteristics of the cities and their changes have a great impact on the development of the transport system. Due to its good environmental impacts, favouring urban rail networks is clearly targeted in urban planning today. With regard to the availability of cars and the schedules, concerning the increased and changing performance requirements, companies that operate tram services seek optimization opportunities primarily in order to reduce expenses. Conformity between transport development and urban development shall be continuously ensured if we wish to prevent fault-lines in the development of the city, however, realization of them has to be matched with the operator’s intentions for optimization. Considering these aspects on the long run serves the creation of a better economic, social and spatial structure at the settlement concerned, thereby improving sustainable living standards.

Befoglaló szám: 
pp. 86-96