Evaluation and Feasibility of Establishing Public Transport Lines in Qazvin


1 Department of Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran.

2 DLR German Aerospace, 38108 Braunschweig, Germany.


Launching a public transit route will be effective in generating employment and returning capital, while satisfying citizens. This requires the definition of appropriate lines in terms of type and number of vehicles, origin and destination, line path as well as their scheduling. Hence, the proper knowledge of the origin and purpose of the passengers by passengers and the estimation of their travel attraction will be of particular importance. This is due to the fact that in many cases there is no comprehensive database of trips available to the designer. In such a situation, it is important to adopt a scientific method that can provide the required data with minimal time and cost. Different methods can be developed depending on the conditions of the desired range. In this study, a method is presented to examine the possibility of establishing public transportation lines in the Minoodar town neighborhood located in the 3th district of Qazvin. In this regard, along with adopting a scientific method for identifying the patterns of travel and the amount of public transport demand in this area, lines designed to meet the travel demand of the study area and economically feasible.