Mauricio Lima Ferreira, Eduardo Mario Dias



The Rfid Technology to Improve Productivity in the Public Transport and the Quality of Services to Passengers

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In many cities, the agencies that make the public passenger transport management are still struggling to plan and develop services to improve the mobility of people. Are difficulties that stems from a lack of updated surveys to collect information on the displacement characteristics of people to do out their activities in urban areas, by means of public transport. The main reason is that these studies are complex to perform and involve high cost. Technological convergence, understood as the ability of different network platforms to carry different types of services, allows the public transport, with the current trend of resource management, an increasingly immediate action in the operation. In this article, a proposal to use radio frequency identification (RFID), together with other technologies of intelligent transport systems (ITS), can produce the resources to remedy the deficiencies. It uses components of the RFID into smart cards used to pay the fare as source of information. Automatically acquire data to construct matrices origin-destination and other important information about the condition in which services are offered and can help planners and managers to do programmed services more efficiently, improving the passengers experience


Public transport, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Transport surveys, Operational control, Matrices origin-destination and Transportation planning


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Mauricio Lima Ferreira, Eduardo Mario Dias. (2019) The Rfid Technology to Improve Productivity in the Public Transport and the Quality of Services to Passengers. International Journal of Transportation Systems, 4, 62-75


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