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Article Published In Vol.6 (Sept-Oct-2018)

Alternative Mass Transport System for Davao City: A Geographic Information System Approach

Pages : 1160-1173, DOI: https://doi.org/10.14741/ijmcr/v.6.5.21

Author : Mark Van M. Buladaco

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In highly progressive and populated places such as in Metro Manila, it becomes conventional among people who commute every day on their way to work, school, and home. In the Philippines, there are Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) found in Metro Manila. As the number of mobile vehicles increase, problems slowly appeared that soon affected the citizens especially the commuters. The situation is also gradually appearing in Davao City, for the city itself has been having a positive progress economically. And to ease the negative effect of a sudden increase in a quantity of the mass transportation in the City, the researchers have conducted a study that was mainly focused on making an alternative mass transport system for Davao City using the FOSS Geo-Spatial Technique. This study was conducted in the city of Davao, in order to make another route with regards to the existing Korean LRT route to ease the traffic congestion on the proposed stations. The study found out that the Population of Davao City is gradually increasing per year and the implementation of LRT is necessary to provide solution to the uprising dilemma. This study developed a mass transport map as alternative route. The highest residential area commercial area in Davao City is Bucana followed by Talomo, Buhangin, and Poblacion area. The alternative Mass Transport System in Davao City are the combination of road networks, 2024 projected population, Traffic Congestions and the Commercial Areas in Davao City.

Keywords: Geographic Information System, Mass Transport System, Davao City, Geo-Spatial

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