A PERFORMANCE STUDY OF BUS RAPID TRANSIT LITE: TOWARD A RESILIENT SEMARANG CITY

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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 3 (September 2021) > List of articles

A PERFORMANCE STUDY OF BUS RAPID TRANSIT LITE: TOWARD A RESILIENT SEMARANG CITY

Tia D. INSANI / Wiwandari HANDAYANI * / Mega F. K. ASTUTI / Kami H. BASUKI / Bagus H. SETIADJI

Keywords : performance study; resilient city; public transportation; BRT lite

Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 16, Issue 3, Pages 105-118, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/tp-2021-045

License : (CC BY 4.0)

Received Date : 12-May-2020 / Accepted: 09-September-2021 / Published Online: 30-September-2021

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BRT lite is the backbone of the public transport system in Semarang that potentially contributes to the city’s resilient mobility. Although it has been a decade since the operation of BRT lite began, its performance has not led to a significant shift from the use of private vehicles to public transport. Therefore, this study aims to assess the performance of BRT lite service in supporting the concept of a resilient city. The assessment was performed by measuring city- and corridor-level performances using a scoring method against a set of standards of infrastructure and operational factors. At the city level, the performance only fulfilled 45.12% of the standard. At the corridor level, the best performance was shown by corridors I and IV, with 15% and 6%, respectively, over the average point percentage. BRT lite in Semarang has not yet been considered resilient as it still needs improvement on indicators that ensure accessibility, responsiveness to disruption, and inclusivity.

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