Implementing sustainable mobility
The absence of a communication system is frequently the cause for problems and interruptions in the public transport network. It makes traffic management difficult and negatively impacts the quality of the public transport service. Part of Tallinn’s bus fleet will be equipped with a new communication system that will allow for better control of a large part of bus traffic in the city and help create a smooth flow of traffic communication.
The main objectives of the measure are to:
>> Improve information on traffic conditions;
>> Allow the traffic management unit to promptly react to unexpected congestion and help to better plan interventions;
>> Contribute to solving operational problems, reduce risks of service interruptions, and improve traffic flow; and
>> Provide public transport statistics.
How is the measure progressing
Tallinn has started the measure by mapping the current situation. The city for instance identified communication flows in public transport management. This analysis has been concluded and the city is now working on technical solutions and the procurement of the required hardware and software. By the end of 2011, the equipment will be installed on buses and a communication network will be set up. Once the system is operational, it will be tested to evaluate the suitability of different communication solutions for the local context.
What are the expected results of the measure
Tallinn expects that the new public transport communication system will result in:
>> A 10 percent decrease in disruptions of trips; and
>> Raised awareness and acceptance among public transport drivers and traffic management by up to 10 percent.
Contact: Koit Kaevats