Potential contributions of demand responsive transit services in reducing public transit pollutants emissions in metropolitan areas: An example for the city of Turin
Type de document
COMMUNICATION AVEC ACTES INTERNATIONAL (ACTI)
Résumé / Abstract
We assess the potential that demand responsive transport services can have in reducing the emissions of pollutants of urban public transit systems. A comparison between the 'normalized' emissions of the existing evening transit service in the city of Turin (Italy) and those of several hypothetical dial-a-ride systems serving the same transport demand is drawn. It is shown that the utilization of smaller vehicles, made possible by the low levels of demand during off-peak hours, can induce substantial emission savings in the monitoring pollutants.