Public Transportation on River Tagus

Patrick Ștefănescu, Duarte Pedro de Sousa Tavares, Marian Mocan, Werner Ștefănescu

Abstract

Finding new ways for traveling at a high commercial speed, comfortable, safe, cheap and preserving as much as possible the environment by using less fuel is the new challenge for the public transport operators that run their business in the 21st century. One of the alternatives for the passengers that are using public transportation vehicles is to travel using water buses or ferries. The paper presents the five public transportation routes on water that connects Lisbon with the other cities nearby. It is presented the entire boat fleet used by the local transport operator Transtejo and Soflusa. The article is focused on finding solutions for a particularly transport route that is Barreiro-Terreiro do Paço. The problem consists of using boats having a capacity of 600 passengers out of rush hour leading to half loaded boats. Using boats with a capacity of 500 passengers out of rush hour will have a high impact for the transport operator, passengers and environment as it will be showed in the paper. The paper is structured as follow: introduction, data regarding routes and boat fleet, case study route Barreiro-Terreiro do Paço, fuel consumption simulation, solutions for the problem, conclusions and further research, acknowledgment, reference list.

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in Harvard Style

Ștefănescu P., de Sousa Tavares D., Mocan M. and Ștefănescu W. (2013). Public Transportation on River Tagus . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-75-4, pages 502-507. DOI: 10.5220/0004626905020507


in Bibtex Style

@conference{kmis13,
author={Patrick Ștefănescu and Duarte Pedro de Sousa Tavares and Marian Mocan and Werner Ștefănescu},
title={Public Transportation on River Tagus},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={502-507},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004626905020507},
isbn={978-989-8565-75-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2013)
TI - Public Transportation on River Tagus
SN - 978-989-8565-75-4
AU - Ștefănescu P.
AU - de Sousa Tavares D.
AU - Mocan M.
AU - Ștefănescu W.
PY - 2013
SP - 502
EP - 507
DO - 10.5220/0004626905020507