Evaluation of Traveling Parameters in Parallel Long-Distance Public Transport

  • András Lakatos Department of Transport Technology and Economics, Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3., Hungary
  • Péter Mándoki Department of Transport Technology and Economics, Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3., Hungary

Abstract

The ongoing competition between bus and railway systems in Hungarian long-distance public transport is a current problem. Long term sustainability and efficiency in passenger transport require a balanced transport policy. These subsectors need to complement each other, not compete. The parallel bus and railway links, which are present in most relations of Hungary, can result in a competition. This research analyze traveling parameters (distance and time) in case of parallel long-distance transport systems and evaluate them with a mathematical method for long term environmental and economic sustainability optimization. This investigation's hypothesis is to define difference segments of optimization gear to travel time and travel distance.

Keywords: the parallel public transport system, regression analysis, traveling parameters, long distance service
Published online
2019-10-24
How to Cite
Lakatos, A. and Mándoki, P. “Evaluation of Traveling Parameters in Parallel Long-Distance Public Transport”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.14731.
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