WIT Press


The Reintroduction Of Grid-connected Alternatives Into The Planning Of Mass Transportation Systems In Colombia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ESUS150251

Volume

195

Pages

12

Page Range

293 - 304

Published

2015

Size

537 kb

Author(s)

A. E. Díez, P. Alzate, V. Restrepo, A. Bohórquez

Abstract

This work presents a synthesis of the technical, environmental and financial studies that contributed to the reintroduction of grid-connected alternatives into the planning of mass transportation systems in Colombia. With this effort, the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana has played a decisive role in the reintroduction of trolleybus and tram systems in Colombia, which is fundamental to achieve the electrification of the transportation sector. The consequences of the electrification are a reduction in fossil fuel composition, air quality improvement, public health, and travel comfort upgrade.

Keywords

transport systems, alternative technology and urban planning, trolleybus, streetcars, electrification of public transportation