Alternatives to automated people‐mover systems for small but dense populated areas

    Milena Scherer Affiliation
    ; Jost Wichser Affiliation
    ; Jūratė Venckauskaitė Affiliation


This paper describes the operational and technical requirements for a high quality public transport system in the country of Liechtenstein and is based on a study conducted by the Institute for Transport Planning and Systems (IVT) at the ETH Zurich. In this case study, a new public transport system (NPT) is defined as a new guideway transport system introduced in a region where this system does not exist yet. Often there are forms of a new technology, for instance, an automated people mover or a modern tramway. Some of the surveyed NPTs are not introduced in many places. The Liechtenstein case study made it possible to analyze, why these systems have not been successful than expected and what is the most appropriate way to introduce a NPT in this country.


Aprašomas poreikis sukurti aukštos kokybes viešojo transporto sistemą Lichtenšteino kunigaikštystėje. Remiamasi Ciuricho planavimo ir transporto sistemų instituto parengta studija. Šiame tiriamajame darbe pasiūlyta nauja viešojo transporto sistema. Dažnai naujos technologijos sistemos suprantamos kaip automatizuotas transportas, pvz., modernus tramvajus. Lichtenšteino studija parode, kodėl ne visos naujos transporto sistemos sėkmingos, kaip tikimasi. Studijoje pasiūlytas priimtiniausias naujos Lichtenšteino viešojo transporto sistemos būdas.

First published online: 21 Oct 2010

Reikšminiai žodžiai: nauja viešojo transporto sistemaLichtenšteino studijos tiriamasis darbasauganti ekonomikadidėjanti transporto paklausatarptautine transporto paklausamigracija

Keyword : new public transportation system, case study Liechtenstein, fast growing economy, rising transport demand, international transport demand, migration strategy

How to Cite
Scherer, M., Wichser, J., & Venckauskaitė, J. (2009). Alternatives to automated people‐mover systems for small but dense populated areas. Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 15(1), 90-101.
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