Effects of fare collection policy on operating characteristics of a Brisbane busway station

Jaiswal, Sumeet, Bunker, Jonathan M., & Ferreira, Luis (2009) Effects of fare collection policy on operating characteristics of a Brisbane busway station. In Proceedings of : ATRF 2009 : 32nd Australasian Transport Research Forum : The Growth Engine : Interconnecting Transport Performance, the Economy and the Environment, 29 Sep. - 01 Oct. 2009, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Transit agencies across the world are increasingly shifting their fare collection mechanisms towards fully automated systems like the smart card. One of the objectives in implementing such a system is to reduce the boarding time per passenger and hence reduce the overall dwell time for the buses at the bus stops/bus rapid transit (BRT) stations. TransLink, the transit authority responsible for public transport management in South East Queensland, has introduced ‘GoCard’ technology using the Cubic platform for fare collection on its public transport system. In addition to this, three inner city BRT stations on South East Busway spine are operating as pre-paid platforms during evening peak time. This paper evaluates the effects of these multiple policy measures on operation of study busway station. The comparison between pre and post policy scenarios suggests that though boarding time per passenger has decreased, while the alighting time per passenger has increased slightly. However, there is a substantial reduction in operating efficiency was observed at the station.

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ID Code: 27416
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Fare collection, Smart Card, Busway, Dwell time
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2009 00:40
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:59

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