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CITY BUS CHARACTERISTICS:IPOH- TANJUNG RAMBUTAN

Rosli, Mohd Firdaus (2008) CITY BUS CHARACTERISTICS:IPOH- TANJUNG RAMBUTAN. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study evaluating public bus transportation operated along Ipoh - T anjung Rambutan route. Service evaluated in term of frequency, time and route. Collecting data in identifying passengers and residents characteristics for demand level analysis. Data collected by survey and observation at study area. Survey form distributed randomly to passengers and residents. Characteristics extracted from survey organized into presentable form for demand analysis use. Bus service provided evaluated by Urban Bus Design. Actual data on site compared to results defined by Urban Bus Design. From the survey done, 51% are below 25 years old using public bus for transportation purpose. Most of them are students whose use public bus as mod of transportation from home to school and vice versa. Majority of passenger ( 61%) are with low income below RMSOO per month. They are combination of students and factory workers. By survey of frequency on using bus per week, 39% of residents is not using bus at all and prefer to use own transportation like cars and motorcycle. Performance of bus operations is compare to Urban Bus Design method. As the results, number of buses provide for the service is not adequate for current amount of passengers ride per hour. Four buses provided but the service should provide seven buses to accommodate the passengers. These causes produce long waiting time for passenger with 26 minutes. Few numbers of bus stops within residential area make its more difficult for residents to use public bus. From survey, 67% have to walk more than 5 minutes to reach the nearest bus stops. Ipoh City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh) in their Ipoh Structure Plan (1998 - 2020) promising Ipoh local in improving city public transportation by building infrastructure of integration terminal center in Meru Jaya and South Chemor. Several recommendations has been made for improvement of public bus Ipoh - Tanjung Rambutan routes. Increasing number of bus stops and adding up one more bus for operations is some of the recommendations.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Civil Engineering - Structures, materials and construction
Subject: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Engineering > Civil
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2013 14:55
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:45
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/9772

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