POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
Jose Waldemar V. Valmores
Elizabeth D. Gomez
What is the desirable jeepney capacity and fleet size of the jeepneys operating in the City of Manila? And, how does route length affect the level of service and profitability of jeepneys?
STATEMENT OF THE OBJECTIVES
This is aim to. Determine the nature and characteristics of jeepneys Plying through the main and minor road networks of Manila; (2) describe the empirical Relationships between length of routes, capacity, fleet size, operating hours per day, Number of round trips per day, travel time per wund trip, waiting time at terminal areas, Average load factor, average occupancy and revenue; (3) Derive empirical models for Establishing appropriate route length and fleet size that would allow profitable operations At the same time provide adequate level of service; and (4) Develop policy guidelines for Planning and managing jeepney route operations in the City of Manila.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION
Based on the jeepney drivers and passengers’ survey results, most of the height of jeepney drivers and passengers are 1,524 mm – 1,651 mm. The height of the service door of conventional jeepneys is much lower than the height of the drivers and passengers while jumbo jeepney door’s height is higher than the height of the drivers and passengers. This means that the height of entrance and exit of conventional jeepney is not sufficient for the drivers and passengers. The drivers perceived that the floor – ceiling height and ground – floor height is adequate for them while passengers experienced of head bump during entrance/ exit and during the ride of passengers. This indicates that the height of the service doors and floor – ceiling height is not sufficient for the passengers. In addition, passengers experienced difficulty in getting in and out of the jeepney vehicle. This shows that the height and width of the service door of the conventional jeepney is not adequate for the passengers. The seating configuration of the conventional jeepney is similar to passenger car in the front and bench type at the back while the jumbo jeepney is bus type at front and at the back. The frame of materials is made of steel and padding materials are made of foam and leatherette with complete upholstery. For braking (UNECE 13), the specifications of jumbo and conventional jeepneys are similar with the requirements on the design, brake linings, service braking system, parking braking system, control and power supply pertaining to the braking system as well as on the replacement brake lining assemblies and drum – brake linings (UNECE 90). For audible warning device (UNECE 28), the jumbo jeepney has similar specifications to the continuous and uniform sound regulations while the specifications of the conventional jeepney are not similar with this regulation. On the regulation for noise emissions (UNECE 51), both jumbo and conventional jeepneys do not have noise reduction system, For the regulations concerning retro-reflecting devices (UNECE 3) and head lamp cleaner (UNECE 45), both jumbo and conventional jeepneys do not have retro-reflecting device as Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Transportation Science Society of the Philippines (2009) well as headlamp cleaner. On the devices for the illumination of rear registration plates (UNECE 4), the specifications of jumbo and conventional jeepneys are similar to the construction and design of light module. The specifications are also similar with regard to the regulation concerning the direction indicators (UNECE 6); front and rear lamps, stop lamps and end-outer line marker lamps (UNECE 7); front fog lamps (UNECE 19); reversing lamps (UNECE 23); rear fog lamps (UNECE 38); parking lamps (UNECE 77); and side marker lamps (UNECE 91). For the regulation concerning...
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