A comprehensive analysis of the planned multimodal public transportation HUB

Irina Yatskiv (Jackiva), Evelina Budilovich

Transportation Research Procedia (ISSN: 2352-1465), Vol. 24, pp. 50-57 (2017)
DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2017.05.067
Keywords: Sustainable development, multimodal transportation, terminal, planning, accessibility, indicator

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The research interest in multi-modal passenger transportation planning is growing and dealing with transport infrastructure projects a big number of different challenges have to be considered. Urban transport planning includes scientific and technical knowledge to actions in urban space. In recent years a lot of smart technologies have been promoted for urban problems solving. However, the European Regulation No 1315/2013 takes account of the fact that infrastructure projects need a certain involvement of public and private stakeholders to ensure the promotion of sustainable transport solutions, such as enhanced accessibility by public transport, telematics applications, intermodal terminals/multimodal transport chains, low-carbon and other innovative transport solutions and environmental improvements and the enhancement of cooperation between the different stakeholders. So, including the transport sustainability issues (such as network efficiency, cohesion and environment) in planning process is the obligate requirement for strategic transport planning.

The research presents an overview of the case study: planning decisions for the passenger network in Riga City in the frame of the Rail Baltic project – Riga central multimodal public transportation hub. Multi-modal transportation planning should have integrated institutions, networks, stations, user information, and fare payment systems; it is needed to consider all significant impacts, including long-term, indirect and non-market impacts such as equity and land use changes. One of the key-stone question in this case study – multi-modal transportation planning requires consideration of the factors that affect accessibility and whether they are currently considered in planning? The paper presents an integrated analysis in the area of planned transport node compiled from the individual partial studies and based on the desk research. Traffic on macro-level and transit mobility issues are the central aspect in this analysis.