Transport and Logistics in a Modern Metropolis: New Opportunities
Anna Aleksandrovna Chebotareva1, Vladimir Evgenevich Chebotarev2, Elena Ivanovna Danilina3
1Anna Aleksandrovna Chebotareva, Russian University of Transport (MIIT), Moscow, Russia.
2Vladimir Evgenevich Chebotarev, Russian University of Transport (MIIT), Moscow, Russia.
3Elena Ivanovna Danilina, Russian University of Transport (MIIT), Moscow, Russia.

Manuscript received on 13 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 2247-2251 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A2195058119 /19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The purpose of the present study is to analyze the problem areas in logistics of integrated public transport systems of the metropolis and ways to address them, necessary for the implementation of the tasks required to increase the success of the public transport system. To achieve this goal, the method of an expert survey of specialists was used. Respondents were representatives of the city administration (Transport Department), executives of transport companies, and experts in the field of transport logistics, whose work experience was exceeding 15 years. In consequence of conducted research, the identified problem areas in the logistics of integrated public transport systems concern the harmonization of traffic schedules, transfer hubs, and providing integrated information to passengers. Noted problems can be solved by ensuring public transport adjustment and reducing waiting time, physical integration of interchange stations, accessibility, and multimodality of transfer hubs, integrated planning of stops and stations, determining the information needs of passengers, and wide access to unified information on multimodal transport. It is concluded that the effective management of logistics within the metropolis provides for economic benefits through more efficient use of transport infrastructure and various transport means, improvement of the level of logistics services, and regulation of the transport services for the needs of residents.
Index Terms: Integrated Information for Passengers, Integrated Public Transport System, Logistics, Megapolis, Traffic Schedule Harmonization, Transfer Hubs, Transport Logistics.

Scope of the Article: Open Source: Challenges and Opportunities