1. Estimate the Hidden Cost of Using Public Transportation - Case of The City of Pune 2. Reducing the Waiting Time 3. A Simple Theoretical Model - Bus Hopping 4. Identifying the Service Zones for Pune 5. The HUBs 6. Designing the Bus Routes 7. HUB-to-HUB Journeys 8. Long-Distance Routes 9. Point-to-Point Bus Operation 10. Stress of Driving Own Vehicle in Crowded Pune 11. Roads Choked by Individual Transport 12. Publicity for New Ideas 13. Conclusion
The proposed system uses point-to-point travel by the buses. This in turn depends crucially on passengers willing to accept ** *Bus Hopping* **. Certainly, passengers would prefer to use just one bus. They will have to be persuaded to accept bus hopping if they want to have better last-mile connectivity, less waiting time, and more economical operation of the buses with no subsidy. But making the bus service available to almost all the people at low cost is certainly a most desirable and worthwhile goal, so a campaign to explain the arguments to the public can certainly be successful. It will be very important that such a campaign be mounted and due publicity be arranged so that the public will welcome these ideas and derive great benefit from this convenient and cheap public transport without subsidy. The two key ideas, namely ** *Bus Hopping* ** and ** *Point-to-Point* ** bus operation
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