Morteza KhashayPoor
Tehran Traffic and Transportation Organization, Tehran, Iran
Deputy of Traffic Studies and Planning

Morteza Khashaypoor was born in 7 March 1982 in Mashhad, Iran. After finishing high school, he graduated in Mathematics Diploma in 2000. Due to personal interest in technical and engineering issues, he started his study at the Islamic Azad University of Mashhad in Civil Engineering. Among various engineering topics, traffic and transportation was one of the most important urban problems that as a citizen and user he was faced with, so because of his strong desire to learn this science, he was graduated in Master of Transportation Planning Engineering at the University of Science and Technology of Iran in 2005.

Now, in addition to teaching transportation courses at University, Mr Khashaypoor is working as Deputy of Traffic Studies and Planning at Tehran Traffic and Transportation Organization. So far, he has translated or authored 12 books on traffic and transportation and have published over 33 internal and international papers.

Presentation abstract:

Construction and development of bus rapid transit is one of the well-known solutions in the field of public transport development. The success of this system in some countries have gone as far as it provides services to a large number of passengers like a rail system. Also, to improve the performance of BRT buses, new ideas were proposed and most of the successful cities in the construction of BRT buses, move toward the evolution of this system and reach the rail system specifications. What is certain is the success of BRT buses in getting the specifications of rail systems. But whether the rail systems can be replaced sustainably by BRT buses and their infrastructures. The answer to this question is a little hard for low-income countries. But an appropriate response can be found in the oil-rich developing countries. Having a look at the development of this system in Iran, will lead us to remarkable results.The construction of BRT buses lines had been at the center of top managers' attention and it is still being followed. Meanwhile, the development and construction of subway lines has been running in recent years. Having a look at the development of BRT buses in Tehran in recent years and its current situation, will prove that the development of subway have been partly out of urban top managers' center of attention and is replaced by BRT buses. But this does not mean a stop in Tehran subway construction, but its growing process and development were decreased by the remarkable success of BRT buses, line number one. The result of this experience is not desirable in an oil-rich country like Iran. What is certain is that Iran has already have big capitals which can use it to construct the more sustainable infrastructures. This view can be discussed in two aspects. One: the development of infrastructures which can meet the needs of the future and use more sustainable energy sources are prioritized. Two: spending capitals in the projects which can get investment but more sustainable such as rail infrastructures, while time passes and oil resources reduce, and consequently the national wealth will be more inappropriate and more restricted.

Congress & Exhibition: 

Parallel Session 11 – Modal Choice: Is there a recipe for success?

Choosing the right mode adapted to the local context is crucial in making the transport system efficient. Bus rapid transit is a well-known solution in emerging economy countries in Latin America and might be the right choice for Tehran. Choosing light rail as a structuring mode is often a conscious choice linked to urban regeneration, as done in Dublin.