Bus Operation in Metropolitan Lagos (The Case of Iyana-paja Ikotun Traffic Corridor)

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This Paper has examined the structure of bus operation in metropolitan Lagos. The primary aim of this research work was to assess and examine the stucture of bus operation in iyanapaja-ikotun road corridor. However the following objectives where pursued Examine the total bus stop capacity along the corridor; Examine the bus and passenger adequacy the corridor, examine the passenger profile along  the corridor examine the structure of the bus operation along  the corridor. Relevant literature about bus operations were also examined which include; Traffic congestion can be considered as one of the serious global problems for both developed and under developed countries (Naznin at. el. 2010), Moreover numerous industrial activities are causing irrevocable damage to the environment (Ali, 2004; Chakraborty and Banerjee, 2007; Piccolo et. al., 2005; Singal, 2005). also concept of system, spatial interaction, and traffic flow model where considered to understand the research work. Data used for this study was gathered from.Primary and secondary data were collected for the study. The primary data were obtained through structured questionnaires and were administered on two categories of respondents namely the Commuters and the Motorist. The variable considered in the questionnaires are; road condition, road infrastructure, car ownership rate, travel characteristics (time spent in the bus, severity), operators (Drivers) and passengers challenges (long journey time, long waits, frequent stops). Also traffic cont was conducted which involves bus frequency vehicle capacity passenger demand survey. Secondary data obtained from review of related literatures of past related studies This research also made use bus stop capacity and bus adequacy formula to know the bus stop capacity and bus adequacy along the corridor. the study also shows the operational structure of buses along Iyanapaja to Ikotun traffic corridor and how the bus cycle time can be reduced as well as the passenger travel and waiting time to curbing congestion with resultant economic, social and environmental benefits. It concludes, it is clear that the bus adequacy is high Nevertheless, it has declined in its advantage over the years, this is obvious because of the increment  in the  bus stop passenger patronage level and as a result has not significantly helped to reduce the transportation problems inherent in the metropolis which engendered its implementation. A further research may be needed to be needed to be carried out to determine the fare structure which was not covered in the study.



TABLE OF CONTENT

CERTIFICATION

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1      BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

1.2      STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

1.3      AIM AND OBJECTIVES

1.4      SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

1.5      STUDY AREA

 

CHAPTER TWO: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1      THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

2.1.1             SYSTEM CONCEPT

2.1.2              TRAFFIC FLOW MODEL

2.1.3              SPATIAL INTERACTION MODEL

2.1.4              SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

2.1.4.1          Speeds

2.1.4.2          Safety

2.2      LITERATURE REVIEW

2.2.1              TRAFFIC CONGESTION

2.2.2              A REVIEW OF THE BOGOTA TRAMSMILENIO BRT SYSTEM

 

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1      INTRODUCTION

3.2      RESEARCH DESIGN

3.2.1              SOURCES OF DATA

3.2.2              DATA COLLECTION INSTRUMENT:

3.3      DATA COLLECTION METHOD

3.3.1              Route Inventory survey:

3.3.2              Vehicle Count Survey

3.3.4              Bus Frequency Survey

3.3.5              Vehicle Capacity/Occupancy Survey

3.3.6              Passenger Demand Survey

3.3.7              Passenger Survey

3.4      METHOD OF DATA ANALYSIS

 

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA ANALYSIS, INTERPRETATIONS AND PRESENTATION

4.0      INTRODUCTION

4.1      BUS STOP CAPACITY ALONG THE STUDY AREA

4.1.1              IYANA-IPAJA BUS STOP

4.1.2              IKOTUN BUS STOP

4.1.3              COUNCIL BUS STOP

4.1.4              PIPELINE BUS STOP

4.1.5              IDIMU BUS STOP

4.1.6              EGBEDA BUS STOP

4.1.7              FACTOR AFFECTING BUS STOP CAPACITY

4.2      BUS AND PASSENGER ADEQUACY

4.3      BUS OPERATIONS SURVEY

4.3.1              Bus Types

4.4      BUS OPERATIONS ON THE CORRIDOR AND FEEDER ROUTES

4.4.1              Service Frequencies

4.4.2              Ownership and Maintenance

4.5      SOCIAL ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF RESPONDENTS

4.5.1              Journey Purpose from Iyana-Ipaja

4.5.2              Waiting Time

 

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATION AND CONCLUSION

5.0      INTRODUCTION

5.1      SUMMARY

5.2      CONCLUSION

5.3      RECOMMENDATIONS

REFERENCES

APPENDIX

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APA

SEGUN, A (2018). Bus Operation in Metropolitan Lagos (The Case of Iyana-paja Ikotun Traffic Corridor). Afribary.com: Retrieved January 17, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/alawa-main-project

MLA 8th

ALAWA, SEGUN. "Bus Operation in Metropolitan Lagos (The Case of Iyana-paja Ikotun Traffic Corridor)" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 11 Dec. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/alawa-main-project . Accessed 17 Jan. 2019.

MLA7

ALAWA, SEGUN. "Bus Operation in Metropolitan Lagos (The Case of Iyana-paja Ikotun Traffic Corridor)". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 11 Dec. 2018. Web. 17 Jan. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/alawa-main-project >.

Chicago

ALAWA, SEGUN. "Bus Operation in Metropolitan Lagos (The Case of Iyana-paja Ikotun Traffic Corridor)" Afribary.com (2018). Accessed January 17, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/alawa-main-project