Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
A rail based public transport system that transports large numbers of people at high frequency through the provision of multiple sets of high capacity vehicles, high speeds, exclusive right-of-way infrastructure, efficient fare collection systems, and fast boarding and alighting techniques.
The area that separates opposing lanes of traffic (see also “Central Reservation”).
The ability to move or be moved from place to place.
Mobility Management (MM)
A demand-oriented approach to passenger and freight transport that involves building partnerships and using a set of “tools” to support and encourage a change of attitude and behaviour among transport users towards using sustainable modes of transport. Mobility Management requires information, organisation, co-ordination and effective marketing and promotion.
The percentage of travellers using a particular type of transportation. For example, if 60% of all travellers use cars to get from A to B, while 30% use the train and 10% use the bus, then the public transport (bus and train) modal share would be 40%, while the motor vehicle (car and bus) modal share would be 70% (see also “Modal Split”).
The proportion of total journeys (trips) carried out by various modes of transport. Modal split can also be defined as the share of different modes of transport, including non-motorized modes and pedestrian trips, within overall transport demand (see also “Modal Share”).
A particular form of travel (i.e., walking, bicycling, travelling by bus, travelling by car-pool, travelling by train, etc.).
Selection of a mode of transport.
The shift of people using one mode of travel to another (i.e., single-occupancy vehicles to public transport or viceversa).
Motorway – UK
A high capacity road designed to carry fast motor traffic safely. In the United Kingdom they are predominantly dual-carriageway roads, with two, three or four lanes in each direction (usually three), and all have grade-separated access, comparable with North American Freeways and Expressways.
The availability of transportation options within a system or corridor.