Development of Urban Transportation System Based on Bus Rapid Transit

Adris Ade Putra (1), Muammar Makmur (2), Muh Arsyad (3)
(1) Dr.,ST.MT. , Transportation Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Haluoleo, Kendari, Indonesia, Indonesia,
(2) ST.M,Eng., Structural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Haluoleo, Kendari, Indonesia, Indonesia,
(3) ST.M.,Si., Urban Planning Engineering, Department of Architecture Engineering, University of Haluoleo, Kendari, Indonesia, Indonesia


Urban transport systems in Indonesia have been influenced by kinds of traffic problems such as congestion, high accident rates and traffic violations and uncomfortable, safe, and orderly levels of public transport services. To develop urban transportation systems, a policy implementation is needed in public transportation such as special lanes for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as one of the alternative solutions to give better services for the public transport user. The purpose of this study is to count the demand of bus rapid transit, determine the number of corridors and halt for the BRT as well as know the types of BRT which should be operated in Kendari City in accordance with the needs of public transport users. The method used in this study is the quantitative method by collecting primary and secondary data which includes OD Matrix of a destination of the population travel, Number of Passengers up and down on each route, Load factor in each route, Travel time and Road Inventory Data. Other data include Road length, Road width, Road type, the width of trotoar, width of the median, and Road Pavement type. The results of this research are that the number of demand for public transportation in Kendari City are 28 buses with 8 units in the first corridor, 6 units in the second corridor, 8 units in the third corridor, and 6 units in the fourth corridor. Indeed, the total number of corridors needed to operate of BRT in Kendari requires 174 shelters. The potential population in Kendari City is categorized on the modest development and the existing conditions of the road, which is not too large for the BRT line planned. Therefore, the possibility of increasing the number of passengers then the type of bus which may be used as a fleet of BRT at the beginning of the operation is large floor buses total capacity of 79 people consisting of 49 seated passengers and 30 passengers standing.

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Received 2018-05-07
Accepted 2018-05-07
Published 2018-05-07