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Impact of bus rapid transit on expressways in Metro Manila (2013)

MARCIAL, Caila Jean
QUE, Chino Antonio
RABAT, Lorenzo Leon

Abstract:

-This study aims to improve the transportation network linking Metro Manila to the different provinces along the North and South Luzon Expressways by introducing a Bus Rapid Transit System. Currently, provincial buses are the only mode of public transport on the expressways. These buses have terminals located within Metro Manila and are one of the factors contributing to congestion. Introducing other modes of transport such as high capacity vehicles which follow specific routes, designated stop points and make use of a prioritized lane will help improve the current situation. The primary objective of this study was to assess the impact that the proposed BRT had in terms of traffic congestion, passenger travel time, mobility, ridership potential and pollution. The study made use of volume count and on board surveys to obtain data that were used as input in the EMME 4 software in order to analyze the impact of the BRT system with the whole Metro Manila road network. The proposed design of the BRT system was then presented and was proven to have a positive impact in terms of traffic congestion, passenger travel time, mobility, ridership potential and pollution in Metro Manila.

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Dr. Alexis Fillone