WIT Press


Design Of A Transportation System For Workers In A Cuban Resort Area

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ISLANDS120021

Volume

166

Pages

12

Page Range

15 - 26

Published

2012

Size

645 kb

Author(s)

J. Muñuzuri, L. Onieva, P. Cortés & J. Guadix

Abstract

The objective of our work is to solve the problem of transferring workers from a resort set on two cays (islets sandy) in the Sabana-Camaguey archipelago, north of Cuba, from their home areas to the resort and vice versa. We start with an economic analysis of the possible alternatives to solve the problem. Those that result most favorable economically are then subject to an environmental analysis, for tourism development in the area is based on the physical environment of high ecological and landscape that surrounds it. After completing the environmental impact study of each alternative, we choose the most appropriate and favorable one. In the case of the introduction of a means to transport workers, we proposed light rail as the most economically feasible option, due to the conditions of our problem. Finally, we arranged the transfer of workers using buses from the terminal to the various hotels in the resort area. Keywords: transportation, workers, sustainability, optimisation.

Keywords

Keywords: transportation, workers, sustainability, optimisation