• Focus Area Future of Transport and Fuel Demand Future of Transport and Fuel Demand
  • Type Commentary
  • Date 10 March 2024
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Abstract

Public transportation is an essential component of a functional, well-planned transportation system. It provides a cost-effective, convenient mode of commuting within a city, especially in densely populated cities such as Riyadh.

Riyadh, which has the highest level of traffic congestion in Saudi Arabia, experiences an approximately 86% increase in commute time during peak hours on weekdays (Riyadh Traffic Report 2022). The introduction of a large-scale public transport system offers an opportunity to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (Chen, Chen, and Wang 2021). Additionally, such a system plays a crucial role in connecting people to employment, education, healthcare and other essential services, promoting social equity and economic development.

Authors

Lama Yaseen

Research Lead Lama is a research lead working under the Transportation and Infrastructure Content Center. Lama has a B.Sc. degree in computer… Lama is a research lead working under the Transportation and Infrastructure Content Center. Lama has a B.Sc. degree in computer science from Effat University and an M.Sc. degree in software engineering from the University of Oxford. Lama is a programmer, data modeler and software engineer working in data modeling and software integration. She is also part of the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) team, working in spatial analytics and modeling. Lama was also one of the main contributors to the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB).

Expertise

  • Energy Sustainability and Social Science

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Nourah Al Hosain

Research Associate Nourah is a research associate in the Transport and Infrastructure program. Her work focuses on geospatial analysis and modeling. Nourah…

Nourah is a research associate in the Transport and Infrastructure program. Her work focuses on geospatial analysis and modeling. Nourah was previously in KAPSARC’s Policy and Decision Science program, where she was part of the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB) development team. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Prince Sultan University.

Expertise

  • Policy Analysis
  • Sustainable Cities and Geospatial Analysis and Modeling

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