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Major events of the month
An agreement was inked between Korea transport institute and University of Seoul
The Korea transport institute(chairman: Oh Jae-Hak) entered into an Agreement with University of Seoul(president: Seo Soon-Tak) on the establishment of the cooperation system for efficient operation and future mobility research at the Centennial Hall of the University of Seoul on August 20(Friday). This Agreement contains various cooperation plans, including those for establishment of big data and traffic operation strategies, joint research for future mobility, etc., joint utilization of education and research resources such as data and system, and operation of on-site practical programs for undergraduates(graduates). On the same day, a ceremony was held to explore the matters related to the details of the Agreement.
An agreement was sealed among the Korea Transport Institute, Korea Forestry Promotion Institute, Korea Water Resources Corporation, Korea Data Exchange (KDX), and Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corporation to launch the 'Big Square Union'
The Korea Transport Institute(Chairman: Oh Jae-Hak) signed an Agreement with the Korea Forestry Promotion Institute(Chairman:Lee Gang-Oh), the Korea Water Resources Corporation(President:Park Jae-Hyeon), the Korea Data Exchange(KDX)(President: Park Jae-Hyeong), and the Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corporation (President: Kim Chun-Jin) on data-related cooperation at ICC Hotel in Daejeon on September 3(Friday), launching the 'Big Square Union'. The organizations participating in the Agreement expressed anticipation for joint actions with the Big Square across many fields, such as derivation of the ideas related to
the Fourth Industrial Revolution by tapping into abundant data of public and private sectors, proactive implementation of government-led projects, resolution of social issues based on big data, along with the expectations that the stable inter-platform data cooperation networks, built under this Agreement for transportation, forest, agricultural foods, environment, distribution, and consumption, would be instrumental in creating unprecedented insights and values.
2021 Basic Research
Plans to reorganize the railway fare system for strengthening the right of movement
Establishment of the plan for reorganization of metropolitan and urban railway fare system with an aim to better serve the public interest of railroad and strengthen the basic right of the public for transportation
Major Research Contents
Consideration of theories and actual cases related to fare system
Diagnosis of current railway operation and profitability
Analysis of the effect of railway fare system on the basic right of transportation
Presentation of the plan for reorganization of railway fare system & Analysis of the effect of such reorganization
Measures for improvement of railroad station building space from the perspective of users for alleviation of urban railway congestion and improvement of health environment
Examination of the optimality of existing urban railroad design criteria & Establishment of the standards for urban railroad facilities which considers the public health to ensure response to COVID-19
Major Research Contents
Examination of optimality of urban railroad design criteria
Examination of feasibility for improvement of urban railroad station building
Survey of the awareness of the environment for use of urban railroad
Plan for improvement of the urban railroad station building design criteria
Policy Research Reports
Infrastructure Renovation and Utilization Plans Considering Future Transportation Modes and Services
Through the advancement of autonomous driving technology and various demonstrations, the "Autonomous Driving Era" that operates without human drivers is gradually becoming a reality. In addition, new types of transportation, such as tubular high-speed rail, urban airways, and personal mobility, etc., are gradually
penetrating into our lives and will be practical in the near future. Due to the emergence of new transport modes, it is necessary to prepare for the appropriate infrastructure renovation. For example, the current fixed infrastructure may be limited to accommodate the new transport modes regarding efficiency. We should consider renovating the use of existing infrastructure so that autonomous driving technology can be introduced to public transportation. It is also necessary to discuss the transferability of various transportation modes and changes in demand for parking spaces. Changes in transportation infrastructure takes a long time, and it is important to review and plan beforehand.
Along with the emergence of various types of new transportation modes and services and autonomous driving technology, this study is to review the problems of existing infrastructure built primarily on the premise of human driving and to propose infrastructure renovation plans. In this process, we provide guidelines for implementing human-oriented infrastructure based on technology advancements such as new transportation vehicles and services, explore systematic and efficient reorganization of existing transportation infrastructure, and present a phased promotion roadmap. This study is expected to contribute to make efficient and appropriate renovation plans for existing transportation infrastructure.
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