INTEGRATION OF UNIMAP’S STUDENT BUS ROUTING TOWARDS FREE CITY-BUS SERVICE LOCAL PEOPLE IN PERLIS
Keywords:free public transport, public bus, integrated public transport, UniMAP student
Free public transport is mean that the public transport is funded in full by means other than collecting fares from passengers. Free public transport can generate a lot benefits to the local people either directly or indirectly. Although Perlis is the smallest state in Malaysia, but there is some rural area doesn’t have a very good public transport service. This had caused problem for the citizen when they want to travel to other places. These problems can be solve by providing a new integrated free public transport service to them. In order to provide a new integrated free public transport service, UniMAP can cooperate with the local government or the local bus service to provide a better and integrated free public transport system. With public transport service, mobility is provided to the residents of rural Perlis. Free public transport services can improve rural economic growth in a various way. The local customer base for a range of services, for example, medical facilities, shopping malls, entertainment, education center services and other services can be increased. When more people tend to use public transport, it will impact on road safety cause fewer vehicles on road. Furthermore when fewer vehicles on road, traffic congestion, and parking congestion problem can be reduced or even being solved. Since the bus commute is something so significant in Perlis road today, this research is to examine the potential of integration existing students bus services extendable to Perlis local people to make advantage of the presence of the bus for their daily activities. It is hoped that this research will propose the optimized route for the bus to operate in systematic structure not only for the student’s essential but also beneficial for the local people mainly in Perlis state.
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