INTERCITY BUS TERMINALS

ABSTRACT

Urban areas across the globe are growing at a high rate. The existing infrastructure, such as in the transport sector are therefore strained and continuously need improvements. Efficiency in the modern urban areas can therefore be achieved by keeping systems at per with modern technological developments and able to meet needs of the growing population.

My study focused on Nairobi, the capital City of Kenya. Public transport is the most viable mode with regards to the population size and income structure of the residents. However, the facilities that support the public modes of transport do not meet the demand and do not offer the desirable levels of service. This research therefore seeks to investigate the condition of one of the long distance bus facilities in Nairobi, the Machakos Country bus Station to understand how the transport services are conducted within the station, and then deduce possible remedies for the challenges experienced by passengers.

This study needed an understanding of passenger facilities for public transport. I therefore review existing documentations on public transport and passenger facilities. The review involved a broader overview of public transport in developing countries as it is the setting within which Nairobi lies. I also looked at the informal public transport sector because a large market share in Nairobi is served by informal operators and finally review literature in a sustainable transport system to understand how an ideal system would be structure for Nairobi.

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