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Module 1: Multimodal Transportation Systems

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Multimodal Transportation Systems
Multimodal Transportation Systems (MMTS) explores the use of multiple modes of transport for safe, convenient and efficient movement of passengers. Multimodal Transportation Systems demand better synchronization among various modes of transport for better, advanced and efficient service.
Multimodal Planning refers to transportation and land use planning that considers diverse transportation options, typically including walking, cycling, public transit and automobile, and accounts for land use factors that affect accessibility.

Multimodal Level of Service
Multimodal Level of Service (MMLOS) indicators are rating systems used to evaluate various transportation modes and impacts.
The method for evaluating the Multimodal Level of Service estimates the auto, bus, bicycle, and pedestrian level of service on an urban street using a combination of readily available data and data normally gathered by an agency to assess auto and transit level of service.

Designing Principles for Integrating Multimodal Facilities
Station Location
Station Circulation System Hierarchy
Pedestrian and Bicycle Parking
Pedestrian and Bicycle Access
Surrounding Station Area
Passenger Waiting Area with Weather Shelter

Park and Ride
Park and Ride facilities are parking lots with public transport connections that allow commuters and other people heading to city centres to leave their vehicles and transfer to a bus, rail system , or carpool for the remainder of the journey.
The vehicle is left in the parking lot during the day and retrieved when the owner returns. Park and rides are generally located in the suburbs of metropolitan areas or on the outer edges of large cities.