African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4164

Full Length Research Paper

Public transport monitoring with route and dispatch management system

Ahmed N. Abdalla1*, Muhammad Rauf1, Azhar Fakharuddin1 and Xiao Yao2
1Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan 26600, Malaysia. 2Faculty of Technology Management, University Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan 26300, Malaysia.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 June 2011
  •  Published: 30 September 2011

Abstract

Nowadays, the operating scales of the public transport providers can hardly meet the market demand because of the fast expanding volume of intercity passengers, the laggard bus dispatches and proper route management systems. From the societal perspective, this paper, under the framework of a public transit network with bus service providers and users, presents an integrated busses network management system with poles apart intrusion detection system (IDs) using satellite-based technologies applied. The core software designed is to provide the passengers to observe the approximate location of their desired buses, which also requires customizing hardware at every bus station found at the particular routes and reporting stations. The route's management based solutions for the bus monitoring system are aimed to bring convenience and efficiency to both passengers and transport providers in terms of a decision support system, and thus improve the civic transportation environment and infrastructure.

 

Key words: Buses monitoring system, global positioning system (GPS), radio frequency (RF) transceivers, route management, decision support system for passengers.