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Trip Distribution of Bus Service Passengers by Using Gravity Model

Suwardo, W and Napiah, Madzlan and Kamaruddin, Ibrahim (2010) Trip Distribution of Bus Service Passengers by Using Gravity Model. In: International Conference on Sustainable Building and Infrastructure (ICSBI 2010), 15-17 June 2010, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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Abstract

The application of gravity model to estimate the trip distribution of bus service passenger is presented. This model has been used in modeling such as freight transport, pedestrian, and vehicular transport. However, so far it has not been applied specifically in bus passenger trips distribution. To manage passenger trips and to improve bus system service, the passenger trips or bus service demand is necessary to be assessed. The analysis and assessment are performed for estimating the trip distribution each pair of origin and destination zone. In this case, therefore, a regular stage bus service operated in mixed traffic at corridor level, with long distance route, low loading passengers, and low level of service is assessed. Data was collected by performing on board survey include route distance, location and frequency of stopping, passengers of boarding and alighting. By using the passenger of boarding and alighting data, the gravity model is calibrated for estimating the bus passenger trip distribution. The result shows that the gravity model is applied appropriately to estimate bus passenger trip distribution. The model is helpful to estimate and to assess the trip distribution of bus service passenger each pair of sub zones. This contribute to a better management of passenger trips, the more reliable bus service, and other service operations.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:5864
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Madzlan Napiah
Deposited On:07 Jul 2011 06:56
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:24

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