Multimodal of Lateral Transport System: A Case Study of Successful Cities Worldwide

  • Nandan DawdaEmail author
  • Gaurang Joshi
  • Shriniwas Arkatkar
  • N. Vasudevan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Intelligent Transportation and Infrastructure book series (LNITI)


These days, inefficient utilization of transportation network has turned out to be one of the significant issues for fast growing urban regions. Numerous initiatives are taken by the governments keeping in mind the end goal to evolve sustainable transportation by increasing the mode share of public transportation system; particularly the bus services. The major deficiency with the present public transport system is lack of proper first and last mile connectivity, delays of buses due to traffic density, improper route management of buses, etc. Past studies have demonstrated that coordinated planning and usage of multimodal transport system may prompt increment in mode share of public transport and may enhance effectiveness of transportation network. In this context, the present paper is an endeavor to examine the current multimodal transportation framework running effectively in the global cities, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore, with exemplary multimodal transport systems The five noteworthy mainstays of the multimodal transport that is physical joining, operational incorporation, informational integration, toll coordination, and institutional combination are reviewed briefly for each the selected urban areas. Focus of the present paper is simply to see how the idea of multimodal transportation framework can help the local authority to run the transportation system in a productive way.


Multimodal transport Informational integration Operational incorporation Sustainable infrastructure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nandan Dawda
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gaurang Joshi
    • 1
  • Shriniwas Arkatkar
    • 1
  • N. Vasudevan
    • 1
  1. 1.Civil Engineering DepartmentSardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, SuratSuratIndia

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