A Multimodal Traveller Information System using both Web-Based Design Program and Traffic Analysis for Akure Metropolis

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  •   Olumuyiwa Samson Aderinola

  •   Abdulrahman Adewalee Laoye, Engr

  •   Adebayo I. Akinade, Engr

Abstract

A Traveller’s Information System integrated with traffic condition which can provide vital information to the users of the system is such a powerful tool in transportation planning. In this study, web-based multimodal advanced traveller information system was developed, which supplies information to trip makers within Akure metropolis and major cities with similar traffic condition. Traffic count was also taken on five roads which most of the transportation company’s vehicle ply so as to check for the traffic condition of the roads. The system provide information such as the available route from the origin of the traveller to his or her destination, the travel time, distance of each route, closest facilities like hotels, hospitals, airline services, airport terminal, departure time, departure time, arrival time and fare. The traffic count carried out revealed that Oyemekun road has the highest volume of traffic followed by Akure-Ado road while FUTA North gate road gives the least volume of traffic. The reason for the highest volume of traffic recorded at Oyemekun road is as a result of it location close to the CBD (Central Business District) while the lowest volume of traffic recorded for FUTA North gate is as a result of it location almost at the outskirt of the town. The web-based multi-modal traveller’s information system developed will help trip makers in Akure metropolis minimize the cost of their trips, by reducing travel time, energy consumption, and transport fare. Travellers are advised to embark on their journey earlier than the peak periods so as to avoid delay.


Keywords: FUTA North gate, Multimodal, Oyemekun road, Traveller's Information System, Web-based

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Aderinola, O., Laoye, A. and Akinade, A. 2020. A Multimodal Traveller Information System using both Web-Based Design Program and Traffic Analysis for Akure Metropolis. European Journal of Engineering Research and Science. 5, 7 (Jul. 2020), 807-812. DOI:https://doi.org/10.24018/ejers.2020.5.7.1928.