Pilot region Zalaegerszeg

The pilot region Zalaegerszeg is located in the Western Transdanubia region of Hungary, in Zala county. The capital Budapest is 220 km, the Slovenian border is 40 km and the Lake Balaton 30 km is far away from the city of Zalaegerszeg.

The city is located in the northern part of the Zala hills. At the southwestern parts of town, the 200-250 m high hills are typical. The central and northern parts are located in a valley area, while the eastern areas are at the edge of a hilly area. Zalaegerszeg is located at the junction of two rivers. Overall, it can be said that the terrain has always influenced the development of the town.  

Pilot actions in Zalaegerszeg

DRT pilot

A DRT system is planned to be introduced and testet. The long term aim is to connected it to three existing public transport services, the local and regional bus operators and the national railway operator during the test phase. In terms of the railway service, in the DRT application the users hopefully will be able to see the departure and arrival time of the trains if their journey concerns the train station. Regarding the regional bus service, in the DRT application the users will see the static timetable of the regional buses in the concerned bus stops. The static or if it is feasible, the dynamic data of the local buses will appear in the DRT application so the interchange options will be seen/displayed. The schedule is going to be tuned to the existing local bus schedule so the passengers will have the option to interchange to the local bus network from the DRT service. Overall, the local inhabitants living in the three DRT areas will have connection/knowledge about the departure and arrival time of the buses and trains within the DRT application. On the other hand, at the train station and at the local bus stops with possible interchanges to the existing services, that are affected by the DRT system, at least the static schedule of the DRT service will be shown on the dynamic passenger information system.


Additionally, a carpooling system will be implemented which links the local/regional buses and the trains to the nearest bus stops. This will support the commute to work. It can happen two ways, first when the employees, using the carpooling application to commute to work, would like to go to different companies so the driver can drive the passenger to a bus stop from where he/she can catch a bus to his/her workplace. The second case is when employees live in different settlements but in the same direction (driving the passenger to a bus stop/train station to reach a bus/train). 

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