Title

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS IN TRANSITIONAL COUNTRIES : THE CASE OF KOREA

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2001

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - vehicle, land use - planning, policy - congestion, technology - intelligent transport systems, technology - intelligent transport systems

Keywords

Under developed countries, Traffic congestion, Third world, RTI, Road transport informatics, Regulatory policy, Policy, Policies, Planning, Less developed countries, IVHS, ITS (Intelligent transportation systems), Intelligent vehicle highway systems, Intelligent transportation systems, Gridlock (Traffic), Government policy, Developing countries, ATT, Advanced transport telematics

Abstract

Transport policy in Korea is driven by the need to cope with ever-worsening traffic conditions. The development of an intelligent transport systems (ITS) Master Plan for Korea is of particular interest and demonstrates the heavy reliance placed on ITS measures to facilitate both the management of congested (but expanding) highway networks and to encourage a shift to greater use of public transport. The paper highlights the major achievements of ITS in Korea by assessing the evidence provided by the widespread implementation of ITS technologies (such as the creation of 'showcase' demonstrations). Some observations from the implementation of ITS in (so-called) transitional economies are presented.