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Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2012  |  Volume: 12  |  Issue: 4  |  Page No.: 393 - 397

Comparative Analysis of Fare Collection System on Bus Operations

M.H. Hafezi, A. Ismail and A.A. Shariff

Abstract

This study presents a comparative analysis of fare collection systems for inter-city bus operation. One of the important issues in the bus scheduling model is stops of buses in the bus stations (called dwell time -where buses have to stop for boarding and alighting passengers in the bus station). This issue has a direct impact on increased travel time. Subsequently, increased travel time for one bus mission can cause delay in the loops of bus scheduling. This article describes a survey of fare collection systems for bus operations, covering two fare collection systems: paying cash and using the touch-n-go card. We studied this issue in a real case inter-city bus operation. It has been highlighted that a fare collection system using the touch-n-go card has higher efficiency than other the cash method in relation to reducing dwell time of buses in the bus station.

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