Transantiago - Part 2 (in Spanish, with English subtitles)

Uploaded by BRTCoE on 29.09.2010

They chose to adapt large numbers of buses from the old system for Transantiago.
For Public opinion this "Tunning" buses became the icon of a plan that did not meet the expectations generated from advertising.
- Far from achieving the modal change for public transport, what we have achieved with Transantiago
malfunction is that people just dream of having a car.
- We need a system of public transport that is dynamic enough to compete with cars,
so people decide not to use their cars from Monday to Friday when going to work.
No one could prevent many users went past the collector without paying the fare or taking advantage of the congestion board through the back door.
As soon as the plan began, changes were made in order to improve the situation of public transport
More than one year after the implementation of Transantiago
we can see important changes that have hit the system by increasing
the incentives to maintain a greater number of buses on the streets alleviating waiting times.
It also relaxed the strict logic of the trunk and feeder
creating and modifying some routes with the aim of reducing access times and number of transfer for users
As a way to accelerate and manage the process of boarding onto buses,
pay zones were established at points of greater affluence and transfers.
These are places with temporary infrastructure in which passengers paid off the bus, allowing users to board in all doors.
It also serves as a way to reduce fare evasion.
One of the elements that stood out positively by most users is the implementation of BIP card.
While at first there were few points where you could load the card with money,
over the months a wide network of
places was established where this transaction could be accomplished.
Transantiago, allowed the subway to receive a million extra passengers reaching 2.3 million daily trips.
The authority pledged not to raise the rate until the system was normalized.
That is, the fare for up to three combinations had the same value as a single ticket in the old system.
For most of the people of Santiago this is one of the main advantages of the new system.
While the cost of inputs like fuel and inflation increased, transport fares decreased in real terms.
This resulted in one of the main reasons for the significant and growing deficit of the system.
Since there is a long way until exclusive bus lanes are ready, in several main avenues bus lanes have been demarcated
- That has decreased travel times, increasing
commercial speeds that initially were about 15 km/h
to close to 18 km/h now. This has a major effect since increasing
the commercial speed, increases the supply of buses and improve service quality.
The increase in the number of additional trains and buses allow subway