e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 9th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2017, Lagos, Nigeria, December 11-12, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

SafeTransit: A Transit Safety Information Gathering Decision System

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-98827-6_20,
        author={Korede Lawrence and Victor Odumuyiwa},
        title={SafeTransit: A Transit Safety Information Gathering Decision System},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 9th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2017, Lagos, Nigeria, December 11-12, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2018},
        month={8},
        keywords={Commuters SafeTransit PTS (Public transit systems/service) Decision making},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-98827-6_20}
    }
    
  • Korede Lawrence
    Victor Odumuyiwa
    Year: 2018
    SafeTransit: A Transit Safety Information Gathering Decision System
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-98827-6_20
Korede Lawrence1,*, Victor Odumuyiwa1,*
  • 1: University of Lagos
*Contact email: oluwafemikorede@gmail.com, vodumuyiwa@unilag.edu.ng

Abstract

The present situation of public transportation system in sub-Saharan Africa especially in Nigeria reveals to a large extent, a low level of effectiveness and safety. The need to provide safe transportation services to users in developing countries cannot be overemphasized. Hence, this paper provides a decision making model that helps users of public transport systems avoid unsafe transportation services (vehicles) by providing them with a community-aggregated information about vehicles and their personnel.