City Reveals Plans to Improve its Public Transportation
To further improve the public transportation in the city more bus lines will be added, use more electric cabs and increase carriages in the Metro Longhua Line. There are 885 bus lines and around 15,000 buses that carry and average of 6.55 million passengers in a day. The city has adjusted to 64 lines and added eight peak lines in mid March and is planning to add a few more peak lines and holiday lines that will meet the city’s transportation needs.
All of the buses will have a GPS system installed before the year ends and residents can download a software application that can check the arrival and departure of each bus. Also around 600 buses will be equipped with a barrier free device that will make these buses more accommodating for the blind.
The Metro’s average daily passenger volume exceeds by 2.84 million in the second quarter a 12 percent increase from the first quarter. Plus the city has expanded the four carriage Metro trains on the Longhua line to six carriages earlier this year. Transportation authorities stated that an additional 23 trains will be expanded into sic carriages on the Metro’s busiest line before the year ends and the construction of Line 6 and Line 10 will start as well.
Several of the city’s green and red cabs will be decommissioned within the year and is expected to be replaced with new and efficient electric vehicles. As of now there are 850 electric cabs in operation which is owned and managed by an e-cab company. By the end of the year the city will allow more e-cab companies to enter the market as about 1,000 electric cabs are expected to be added.