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Bus Operation Characteristics and Performance Indicators as a Preliminary Study in Promoting Public Transport: A Case Study Based on the Ipoh-Lumut Corridor in Perak

Suwardo, W and Napiah, Madzlan and Kamaruddin, Ibrahim (2007) Bus Operation Characteristics and Performance Indicators as a Preliminary Study in Promoting Public Transport: A Case Study Based on the Ipoh-Lumut Corridor in Perak. In: AWAM'07, 29-31 May 2007, Langkawi, Malaysia.

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This paper presents the bus operation characteristics and performance indicators as a preliminary study in promoting public transport. A case study based on the Ipoh-Lumut corridor in Perak was conducted. The current bus system has a number of problems, such as limitation of facilities, use of low quality buses, inconvenience of fleets, low passenger trips, long waiting time, etc. Long waiting time, typically more than 40 minutes is very common, thus making the system unattractive to passengers. The buses only represent about 2% of traffic volume. The travel by passenger car increases rapidly but the road capacity is limited, thus some alternative form of public transport must be provided. The study aims to analyze the bus operation characteristics and performance indicators of the current bus system. The results show the deficiencies of bus service make the current bus system unattractive to passengers. This works will address issues in public transport development that will enhance the efficiency of traffic, safety and environment sustainability.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:5839
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Madzlan Napiah
Deposited On:07 Jul 2011 07:04
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:26

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