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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 879752, 10 pages
Research Article

Sustainable Transport Data Collection and Application: China Urban Transport Database

China Urban Sustainable Transport Research Center, China Academy of Transportation Sciences, Ministry of Transport, Beijing 100029, China

Received 14 July 2013; Revised 13 October 2013; Accepted 21 November 2013

Academic Editor: Geert Wets

Copyright © 2013 Tian Jiang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Transport policy making process of national and local governments should be supported by a comprehensive database to ensure a sustainable and healthy development of urban transport. China Urban Transport Database (CUTD) has been built to play such a role. This paper is to make an introduction of CUTD framework including user management, data warehouse, and application modules. Considering the urban transport development features of Chinese cities, sustainable urban transport development indicators are proposed to evaluate the public transport service level in Chinese cities. International urban transport knowledge base is developed as well. CUTD has been applied in urban transport data processing, urban transport management, and urban transport performance evaluation in national and local transport research agencies, operators, and governments in China, and it will be applied to a broader range of fields.