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The Need To Improve Transport Conditions In The Big Cities Of Romania


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V. Rădulescu, I. Străinescu, L. Moroianu, E. Tudor, C. Goia, F. Bozaș, V. Lupu, B. Rădulescu & M. Tănase


The development of the great cities in Romania, especially of the capital, Bucharest, and the exaggerated increase of the number of cars, mostly used cars from Western Europe, have contributed to the pollution of these cities and resulted in a horrific urban traffic, particularly during the morning and evening rush hours. This paper will examine the decision factors and the planning concerns to provide better conditions for urban transport in Bucharest and in the other great cities in Romania, especially with regard to urban electrical vehicles. Although the fleet of urban transport vehicles is based on electrical vehicles, because of the traffic jam during rush hours, satisfaction of passengers is low, with the exception of the light-rail and metro passengers. This makes more people use their personal car when they go to work or shopping (even single occupancy), resulting in terrible traffic. This was the reason light-rail transportation was developed in Bucharest and in major cities of Romania. In order to encourage the usage of the urban transportation means, especially electrical ones, we have proposed some measures to improve the comfort provided by the urban public transport vehicles. The company ICPE SAERP Bucharest, specialized in the production of electrical traction drives and auxiliary converters, is developing and continuously improving the equipment and services concerning auxiliary services equipment, converters for air conditioning systems, access to traffic information, transport quality, unified fares for surface transportation (trams, trolleybuses and buses) and underground transportation, easy access vehicles, safety, security and cleanliness. Keywords: modern transit, trams, trolleybuses, light metro, subway lines, capacity, travel time, light rail.


Keywords: modern transit, trams, trolleybuses, light metro, subway lines, capacity, travel time, light rail.