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

Jaiswal, Sumeet, Bunker, Jonathan and Ferreira, Luis (2009). Effects of fare collection policy on operating characteristics of a Brisbane busway station. In: Proceedings of the 32nd Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF). 32nd Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF 2009), Auckland, N.Z., (1-10). 29 September–1 October 2009.


Author Jaiswal, Sumeet
Bunker, Jonathan
Ferreira, Luis
Title of paper Effects of fare collection policy on operating characteristics of a Brisbane busway station
Conference name 32nd Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF 2009)
Conference location Auckland, N.Z.
Conference dates 29 September–1 October 2009
Convener Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC)
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 32nd Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF)
Place of Publication Canberra, ACT, Australia
Publisher Australian Government: Department of Infrastructure and Transport Research
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN not found
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
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.
© Copyright 2009
Subjects 12 Built Environment and Design
1205 Urban and Regional Planning
120506 Transport Planning
Keyword Fare collection
Brisbane
Busways
Fare policy
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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