Modeling and Analysis of Bus Scheduling Systems of Public Bus Transport in Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority

Abstract

Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) City Bus Service is the only public enterprise that provides transport services in and around the city of Ababa. The city uses a fixed bus schedule system to serve passengers in 15 routes with buses (89) bus. However, this type of bus assignment system created a problem in the operational and financial performances. The objective of this paper is to develop an optimum bus assignment method using Linear Programming (LP). After thorough analysis of the existing bus scheduling system, the LP model is developed and used to determine the optimal number of buses for each route in four shifts. The output of the LP-model is then validated with the performances of the existing systems. The findings of the study show that There is a positive effect bus utilization on reduce cost in public transportation, there is a positive effect total number of trips made on reduce cost in public transportation, There is a positive effect total distance travelled on reduce cost in public transportation, There is a positive effect various operating costs on reduce cost in public transportation. The researcher recommended the (ASEZA) to adopt the new bus assignment system so that buses can be assigned based on the demand distribution of passengers for each route at a given shift.

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Published
2019-04-01
How to Cite
ABU ABDALLAH, Abdallah; MASA’DEH, Ra’ed. Modeling and Analysis of Bus Scheduling Systems of Public Bus Transport in Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority. Journal of Business & Management (COES&RJ-JBM), [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 137-161, apr. 2019. ISSN 2306-7179. Available at: <http://centreofexcellence.net/index.php/JBM/article/view/jbm.2019.7.2.137.161>. Date accessed: 17 july 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.25255/jbm.2019.7.2.137.161.