Transit-supportive strategies for a successful new public transportation system in Riyadh

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Eric D.
dc.contributor.author Alhedr, Turki Mohammed
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-29T12:50:17Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-29T12:50:17Z
dc.date.issued 2016-07-23
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200364
dc.description.abstract Public transportation is a very important element of any city and a necessity in metropolises. In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital and largest city with a population of more than five million, the government realized the pressing need for a comprehensive public transportation system. In 2012 the $22 billion King Abdulaziz Project for Riyadh Public Transport was announced. However, most public transit systems throughout the world are losing their competition with private vehicles and are thus operating at a loss. Riyadh’s new system will likely face additional difficulties due to special challenges such as the extreme hot weather and the socially conservative culture. Using a qualitative approach through reviewing the literature, examining governmental studies and academic researches, and studying real-life examples in case studies from different cities around the world, this research identifies the most effective pro-transit strategies that can help Riyadh’s new public transportation project be successful. While the recommended strategies were categorized as either system-related or complementary external strategies, more focus was put on the second group because of its greater importance and the less attention it receives. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.subject.lcsh Local transit -- Saudi Arabia -- Riyadh -- Planning.
dc.subject.lcsh Local transit -- Social aspects -- Saudi Arabia -- Riyadh.
dc.title Transit-supportive strategies for a successful new public transportation system in Riyadh en_US
dc.title.alternative Transit supportive strategies for a successful new public transportation system in Riyadh
dc.type Research paper (M.U.R.P.), 3 hours.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.U.R.P.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1831044


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