Microtransit Service as an Innovative Countermeasure for the Tangled Urban Transportation Issues in Emerging Economies

In urban areas in emerging Asian economies, motorization fueled by rapid economic growth is causing severe traffic congestion. While some cities are taking various measures such as rail-based transit, it often takes time to develop a dense transit network. On the other hand, conventional paratransit services in these countries, which usually utilize a vehicle with 8 . 15 passenger capacity, are losing market share. In the developed countries, a new transit service sometimes called a “Microtransit Service,” with flexible routes and on-demand scheduling functions based on smartphone applications is emerging in some metropolitan areas. Taking these backgrounds into consideration, this paper reveals 1) potential demand for microtransit services and the estimated impact of microtransit services in the Jakarta Metropolitan Area; and 2) the merits of microtransit services from an operational perspective in a route in Bogor city, which is located in this metropolitan area.

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  • Accession Number: 01674955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2018 3:05PM