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Regia Autonomă de Transport Bucureşti is a public surface transit operator in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. It operates a complex network of buses, trams and trolleybuses. In fact, it operates all public transport in Bucharest except the metro, which is operated by Metrorex. While owned entirely by the public sector, it is an autonomous corporation. Bucharest (population 2. ... The Bus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ... A modern tram in the Töölö district of Helsinki, Finland a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 For modern innovations to make these systems higher-capacity and higher-speed, see light... A trolleybus in Arnhem An electric trolleybus (also known as trolley bus or trackless trolley or simply trolley) is a bus powered by two overhead electric wires, from which the bus draws electricity using two trolley poles. ... Bucharest (population 2. ... Metrorex is the Romanian company which runs the Bucharest metro. ...

Despite many comments in the 1990s about the poor state of Bucharest's transport system, RATB is a reasonably efficient and a very frequent way to get around Bucharest. As with the Metro, the system is going under a period of renewal, making it one of the most modern and comfortable in Eastern Europe, especially with the introduction of new acoustic station announcement in the trolleybuses and the Light Rail Service (lines 35, 32 and 41). The Light Rail Service plans are extremely ambitious; for the moment it was built only in the western region. There will be 3 major lines crossing the city in the first phase: line 35 from Militari to Cismigiu, line 32 from Rahova to Piata Unirii and line 41 from Piata Presei Libere to Ghencea. In a second phase line 21 will be upgraded to a light rail service. New Alstom buses have also been bought and will probably be used on the most crowded lines in Bucharest (368, 226 and 336). RATB is the fourth biggest ground transportation network in Europe operating about 1.700.000 fares a day on 30 tram lines, 20 trolleybus lines and 101 bus lines. RATB operates buses on all major streets and avenues of Bucharest, its adverisment saying that you cannot be more than 5 minutes away from a bus stop. The system usually gets extremely crowded during peak hours. Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM... Categories: Corporation stubs | Companies of France ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ...

External links

  • Official site (http://www.ratb.ro)

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