Efficient Usage of Transfer based System in Intracity Bus Transit Operation: Sample of Izmir

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Journal Article

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infrastructure - interchange/transfer, mode - bus, planning - route design, place - asia


intracity bus systems, transfer based system, smart card data


In this study, intracity bus transit lines based on transfer system are reorganized by using O-D matrix that are obtained from analyzing smart card data. Vertical bus routes that reach the rail system stations are designed and also bus lines that have connection with city center are converted to the regional bus lines. In this way travel times will be decreased thus agency can serve with efficient and reliable bus routes. Decreasing the number of lines and buses that using arterials in the city center can provide more regular headways. Additionally, existing bus line system and transfer based line system are compared and operational benefits (number of vehicles, number of services, total route length, etc.) are examined.


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