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Title: Case study: public transport management system for Kousba-Chekka roadway
Authors: Gerges, Najib N. 
Fawaz, Samer Mohammad
Karam, George
Affiliations: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Keywords: Public Transportation
Bus system
Traffic congestion
Subjects: Lebanon
Issue Date: 2016
Part of: Journal of traffic and transportation engineering JTTE
Volume: 4
Issue: 6
Start page: 312
End page: 319
Two of the main reasons of traffic congestion in Lebanon are the high number of private vehicles and the absence of a decent public transportation system. While the problem regarding the unavailability of the public transportation system can be related to the government, the high number of private cars can be explained and tackled from different angles. This study aims to present a full bus system analysis and design as a solution for various problems regarding the transportation sector. Around 1,000 people completed a survey asking about the existing buses, and their willingness to use a decent bus system; results showed that 73% of the voters would take this advanced bus system. That means a reduction of 525 cars/hour after providing seven buses on the Kousba-Chekka roadway. This amount of cars replaced by buses also implied a decrease of noise pollution by 2 dB, and a significant decrease of accidents. It is concluded that a reliable bus system should be implemented. Key words: Public transport, bus system, Lebanon, traffic congestion.
This paper was presented in " International Conference on Traffic Engineering ICTE 16, Prague, Czech. Republic, 30 – 31 March 2016 ".
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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