e-Infrastructure and e-Services. 7th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2015, Cotonou, Benin, December 15-16, 2015, Revised Selected Papers

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Possible Challenges of Integrating ICTs into the Public Transportation System in the Free State Province, South Africa

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-43696-8_7,
        author={Ndakhona Bashingi and M. Hassan and Muthoni Masinde},
        title={Possible Challenges of Integrating ICTs into the Public Transportation System in the Free State Province, South Africa},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services. 7th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2015, Cotonou, Benin, December 15-16, 2015, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={ICT Integration Public transportation system Challenges},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-43696-8_7}
    }
    
  • Ndakhona Bashingi
    M. Hassan
    Muthoni Masinde
    Year: 2017
    Possible Challenges of Integrating ICTs into the Public Transportation System in the Free State Province, South Africa
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43696-8_7
Ndakhona Bashingi1,*, M. Hassan1,*, Muthoni Masinde1,*
  • 1: Central University of Technology
*Contact email: nbashingi@gmail.com, mmostafa@cut.ac, emasinde@cut.ac

Abstract

There is need for ICT in the Free State public transportation system and for its implementation to be successful, information is needed on the needs of the various stakeholders and assessment of whether those needs are possible to fulfill using ICT solutions. The conventional and traditional poor quality transportation system needs to be improved. ICTs have shown to be the ultimate solution to most public transport problems. For successful ICT integration, implementation and operation of these ICT solutions to improve the public transportation system challenges may be encountered which has to be addressed. This study investigates the challenges which are likely to be faced by the different stakeholders at the different levels of the integration process.