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Evaluation Of The Travel Demand And Proper Solution Suggestion For Developing Public Bus Transport: A Case Study In Ahwaz City

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT080221

Volume

101

Pages

9

Page Range

221 - 229

Published

2008

Size

1,081 kb

Author(s)

A. A. Davoodi & S. A. Tabatabaie

Abstract

This paper describes the evaluation of the travel demand and suggests a proper solution for developing public bus transport in Ahwaz city in Iran. Public bus transport is a multi-purpose public transportation system that is used widely for transporting passengers in medium and small cities. In the last decade, the development of cities and the increase in vehicles have caused environmental pollution and the traffic problems. Therefore, a sophisticated public transportation system should be designed. The problems with the present public bus transportation in Ahwaz city are discussed and bus travel demand is evaluated by using population data. In addition, the number of necessary public vehicles for solving passenger transport demand is estimated by using three methods. Keywords: public transportation, travel, bus, urban transportation, demand. 1 Introduction Traffic problems are increasing in large cities due to the increase in the amount of private cars. The development of roads and streets cannot be the proper solution to such problems [1]. Public transportation vehicles have several definitions and feature in various countries, such as countries that possess the owner vehicle culture (Japan, America, and Europe), and the others that do not [2]. The metro, LRT, tram, bus, and transportation systems have specific tasks. Buses as a basic ingredient of transportation systems in many world cities usually play a significant role in the traffic system. This system can be a suitable

Keywords

public transportation, travel, bus, urban transportation, demand.