Public Transportation System

Efficient Mobility through Integrated Transportation System

Urban Issues

In many cities in emerging economies, severe traffic congestion, noise, and air pollution are becoming serious problems due to increased automobiles. Traffic congestion does not only deteriorate the urban environment and has negative impacts on the entire economy, but also slows down services to citizens which require the usage of roads, such as emergency medical transportation.

Development of Public Transportation and Next-Generation Traffic Systems

To counter population inflows into urban areas, a comprehensive transportation system which includes a public transit system is needed. In addition, new solutions are gaining in popularity, such as the introduction of environmentally-friendly next-generation transportation systems or the use of ICT technologies to optimize existing transportation networks.

The Yokohama Seaside Line is an elevated LRT also known as AGT (Automated Guideway Transit) running through the industrial park and housing complex development areas in the southern part of Yokohama City, contributing to the economic activities in those areas. It is a medium-scope elevated railway that runs for 11kms, has 14 stations, and connects two MRTs (Mass Rapid Transit).  The compact vehicles and rubber tires of the AGT enabled highly flexible route planning within the city, which lead to low construction costs. Environmentally-friendly next-generation transportation systems were introduced in the central urban area, such as the “Choi Mobi” small EV sharing system, “Baybike” bicycle-sharing, etc.