Developing a mathematical tool to analyze public transport capacity of Addis Ababa City

  • Seid Endrie
  • Bikila Teklu
  • Raeed Ali
  • Tamru Tilahun


Transportation is a crucial aspect for people living at different life standards in different areas at different times. The necessity for transportation usually is for satisfying one’s life targets. The way of moving from place to place varies from rural areas to urban areas. Transportation in urban areas is too complex to that of rural once. This study aims at developing a mathematical tool to analyze public transport capacity of Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. Understanding the approach how to estimate the public transport capacity of the city is of great importance in planning the public transport for the future. There exist many case reports reflecting different cities suffering from insufficient transport for the habitants and visitors. Having clear understanding of existing public transport capacity, hence, is helpful to allocate options to improve its performance. There exist a variety of urban public transport service providers in Addis Ababa, such as the Light Rail of the city, Anbessa city Bus, Sheger Bus, Higer bus, Taxis, and different types of midi buses.


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print ISSN: 0514-6216