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Analyzing BRT scenarios to maximize monetary value for bus operator and commputers : a case study in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Mestrum, D. (2008) Analyzing BRT scenarios to maximize monetary value for bus operator and commputers : a case study in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Abstract:Dar Rapid Transit (DART) is a BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In a few years the first phase of this BRT system will be operating. The current idea is to have the whole city covered by DART in 2035. DART will replace the current public transport system of daladala's, which are minibuses or small buses. Compared to the daladala's, DART will have higher comfort levels, a higher capacity, and will cut down the total travel time for most of the commuters. Also the reliability and the operational hours will be increased. The initial objective of this research is: "Making recommendations to harmoniza the operational characteristics of the proposed DART system with the preferences of the targeted users by making a comparison between the planned characteristics of the DART system and the preferences of these users." During this research tje focus was changed from providing advice to maximize the benefits of DART introducing a comparison method to evaluate difference scenario's of BRT systms. This has been performed by means of a case study in Dar es Salaam. This research includes the following four operational characteristics: bus comfort level, travel fare, in-vehicle travel time and the walking time to the bus stop. The objective indicates that two sets of information have to be obtained. On the one hand the characteristics pf the proposed DART system have to be determined; on the other hand research has to be done to the preferences of Dar es Salaam's commuters.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering BSc (56952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/68656
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