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Investigate The Effects Of Bus And Passenger Arrival Patterns And Service Frequency On Passenger Waiting Time And Transit Performance Of Dhaka Metropolitan Area.

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000051

Volume

49

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,208 kb

Author(s)

U.Md. Zahir, H. Matsui & M. Fujita

Abstract

A detailed analysis in bus transit system of Dhaka Metropolitan Area (DMA) is conducted based upon field surveys. We evaluated travel and stopping patterns of bus and passengers in order to reach a better understating of the situation. We observed bus and passengers arrival process and stopping and departure patterns at stops and terminals, passengers waiting time, drivers irregular stopping behaviors at stops and en route in peak and off-peak periods significantly changes according to the time of day and direction of operation. In peak and off-peak period, driver's irregular stopping behaviors on en route and at stops are remarkably influenced on vehicle travel times and passenger waiting times and stopping t

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