Level of Service Test on Public Transport Facilities in Trivandrum City
Anila Cyril1, Raviraj H Mulangi2, Varghese George3
1Anila Cyril, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangalore (Karnataka), India.
2Raviraj H Mulangi, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangalore (Karnataka), India.
3Varghese George, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangalore (Karnataka), India.
Manuscript received on 22 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 August 2019 | PP: 1019-1022 | Volume-8 Issue-2S3 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B11910782S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1191.0782S319
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Abstract: Public transportation is one of the sustainable form of transportation which provides mobility options for the people. The public transport services are very basic need of people’s lives, especially in developing world. It is the basic means for mobility of a large percent of people and hence it is the driving force of economic and social life. Quality of service, characterized by the Level-of-Service (LoS) is one of the major factors determining the demand for public transport. This study tries to determine the city-wide Level-of-Service provided by the public transport system using the service level benchmarks as a case study of Trivandrum city. The indicators for determining the Level-of-Service used in the study are presence of organized public transport system, availability or extend of public transport supply, service coverage, average waiting time, level of comfort in public transport and the fleet availability. This approach can be used to determine the LoS at the city-level and thus provides a measure for identifying the public transport quality of an urban area.
Keywords: Demand, Level-of-Service, Public Transport, Quality of Service.
Scope of the Article: Transportation Engineering