Proposal for the Expansion of the Light Rail Vehicle Network

Fernanda Calado Mendonça, Alcebíades Silva de Carvalho Neto, Cleiton Alexandre Costa da Silva, Lino Maia


The objective of this study is to present a preliminary study to demonstrate the importance of expanding the Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) in the city of João Pessoa. This would ensure the best level of operational comfort, safety, social inclusion, and sustainability with the existing transport network in the city. The methodology used began with the collection of data provided by public agencies that regulate urban transport modes in the city and other technical sources that report on the feasibility of implementing the LRV. Then the main bus routes used by the population were analyzed (in relation to passenger volume) and how these routes could be improved if LRV could be inserted as a viable option. With the study, it was realized that there is no possibility of replacing one mode of transportation with another to drive all passengers. The optimal solution is to make expansions in the system that can make LRV an affordable and quality alternative for people to move around the city.


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Urban Mobility; Light Rail Vehicle (LRV); Urban Transportation Systems; João Pessoa.


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