Analysis of Bus Operation at Peak Hours Using Bus GPS Data: A Case Study of YBS-36
Thet Htun Aung*,, Kyaing*, Ko Ko Lwin**, and Yoshihide Sekimoto**
*Department of Civil Engineering, Yangon Technological University
Insein, Yangon 11011, Myanmar
**Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
The use of public buses constitutes the primary daily transportation mode for commuters inside the city of Yangon. The efficiency of the public bus transportation service is important to the local government in terms of public safety and energy saving. The main objective of this study is to understand the current public bus transportation problems in Yangon and to propose a new improved method for the allocation of bus stops. In this study, an on-board survey was conducted to collect bus-passenger counts. Moreover, a check-point survey was carried out to determine the passenger volume at each bus stop and to decide whether the bus stop should be relocated. Finally, a geographic information systems (GIS) model was developed to determine the optimized bus-stop locations based on the passenger volume and on various public-facility locations (such as offices and shopping centers). This study aims to support the Yangon Bus Service (YBS), a major bus transportation service in Yangon city – Myanmar, to optimize its bus network.
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