The effects of mobile real-time information on rural passengers

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Abstract

Mobile real-time passenger information (RTPI) systems are becoming ubiquitous in public transport and a plethora of studies have explored the effects they have on passengers. However, these studies mostly focus on urban areas and largely ignore rural dwellers. In this paper, we present results of a study that looks into the effects that mobile RTPI has on passengers in rural areas. The results indicate that the participants primarily used the mobile RTPI system to gain situation and geospatial awareness and to adapt their travel behaviour in disrupted circumstances. Further, we have identified that mobile RTPI significantly affects the everyday public transport travel of individuals. The outcomes of this study provide an initial understanding of the effects of a mobile RTPI system on rural users.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-114
Number of pages18
JournalTransportation Planning and Technology
Volume39
Issue number1
Early online date25 Nov 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • real-time passenger information systems
  • effects of real-time information
  • rural transport

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The effects of mobile real-time information on rural passengers. / Papangelis, Konstantinos; Nelson, John D.; Sripada, Somayajulu; Beecroft, Mark.

In: Transportation Planning and Technology, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2016, p. 97-114.

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