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Optimizing Public Transport Systems in Sub-saharan Africa Using Operational Research Technique: A Focus on Nigeria

Agarana, M. C. and Owoloko, E. A. and Adeleke, O. J. (2017) Optimizing Public Transport Systems in Sub-saharan Africa Using Operational Research Technique: A Focus on Nigeria. Procedia Manufacturing , 7. pp. 590-595. ISSN 2351-9789

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Abstract

The rapid urbanization of sub-Saharan Africa metropolitan areas combined with inadequate or poorly executed development plans, has given rise to numerous transportation problems, including deteriorated physical attractions and comfort of road based public transport. This addresses these problems. Mathematical model is used to optimize the public transport system of Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos being a typical sub-Saharan metropolitan city, is used as a good representation of others. The public transport system in Lagos is modelled using linear programming algorithm. The resulting linear programming model was solved using simplex method, with the aid of a computer software – LIP solver. The optimal transport system, if implemented, will eradicate the problem caused by poor public transport system in sub-Saharan Africa or at least reduce them to the barest minimum

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Optimization; Operational Research Public Transport System; Sub-Saharan Africa; Urbanization; Metropolitan
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics
Depositing User: Ms Ugwunwa Esse
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 07:17
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 07:17
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8282

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