LRT for the City of Brisbane

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LRT for the City of Brisbane1LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT FOR THE CITY OF BRISBANENameCourseProfessorUniversityCity/stateDate
LRT for the City of Brisbane2Executive SummaryThe continued growth and development of Brisbane city and global climate change awarenessare some of the factors that make LRT a good investment decision made by Brisbane CityCouncil. LRT is a high-tech transport mode that has proven to have numerous economic,environmental and social benefits in many cities across the world. This report analyzespreliminary design, detailed design and development, and system test, evaluation, validation andoptimization phases of the proposed LRT system. These processes will enable the design team todemonstrate the feasibility of the preferred LRT system chosen in the conceptual design phase bydetermining the right specifications, creating components and subsystems, integrating thesubsystems to form a unified system and optimize every aspect so as to make it the best solution.Relevant human factors that should be considered during the design process are also discussed.These processes are critical and therefore all stakeholders have to perform their roles andresponsibilities with utmost professionalism, dedicated, commitment and focus.
LRT for the City of Brisbane3Table of Contents1.Introduction.......................................................................................................................................42.Preliminary design phase..................................................................................................................53.Detailed design and development phases.........................................................................................64.Testing, evaluation and validation processes...................................................................................75.Optimizations.....................................................................................................................................86.Human factors...................................................................................................................................97.Conclusion and Recommendations.................................................................................................10References................................................................................................................................................11
LRT for the City of Brisbane41.IntroductionCities across the world are growing and developing rapidly and Brisbane is one of them.Light rail transit (LRT) is one of the approaches that many governments are using to enhancebuilding, development and revitalization of cities[ CITATION Cit10 \l 1033 ];[ CITATION Lee171 \l1033 ].The city of Brisbane has experienced significant growth over the past years, in terms ofpopulation, tourism, businesses and other aspects of economy. The city has continued to attractpeople from different parts of the world who visit it for tourism, education, employment, etc.With a population of more than 2 million people, transportation demand is very high in the cityof Brisbane and existing public transport network is overstretched. For this reason, it is a goodidea and decision for Brisbane City Council to implement a new LRT project in the city. LRThas numerous benefits, including: reduced harmful emissions,[ CITATION Sha133 \l 1033 ]reducedtravel time, increased property values[ CITATION Pan13 \l 1033 ], increased employmentopportunities[ CITATION Rob08 \l 1033 ], reduced congestion, increased transit ridership[ CITATIONHig143 \l 1033 ], improved human health[CITATION Mac102 \l 1033 ];[ CITATION Sto07 \l 1033 ],revitalizing declining areas[ CITATION Fog11 \l 1033 ];[ CITATION Kit12 \l 1033 ], increasedaccessibility, improved social life, etc.. LRT has also become more popular because of theincreased awareness of global climate change and therefore governments are using this mode oftransport to cut down carbon emissions caused by transportation sector in cities. Therefore LRTwill play a major role in solving some of the problems facing Brisbane, which include trafficcongestion and pollution.There are several factors that affect implementation of LRT projects. One of these factors isthat an LRT network is usually constructed in an area that has a wide-ranging developments,including roads, railways, buildings (commercial, industrial and residential), etc. in other words,
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