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Title: Adoption of intelligent transport systems for sustainable transportation in secondary cities of South Africa : a case of Port Shepstone
Authors: Madihlaba, Goodness Lerato 
Issue Date: Aug-2019
Transportation is one of the major phenomenon which often directs population increase, investments and land use patterns in cities. Most cities, particularly secondary cities often do not entirely plan for future transportation when planning for massive investment developments thus leaving such cities with transportation challenges which include aging transport infrastructure, increased traffic patterns, insufficient parking spaces, high-accidents rates, to name a few. The most ignored transportation solution in secondary cities is the use of technology to manage transportation challenges in which such solutions may include the establishment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). This research study seeks to examine what are the possibilities of using ITS to address the transportation challenges of the secondary city of Port Shepstone, what are the recommendations that can be put forward for establishment of ITS in Port Shepstone. In an attempt to discover these questions, the study conducts a literature review analysis which outlines what others have done in this research area and progressively attempts to provide recommendations on the possible establishment of ITS solutions in Port Shepstone. The literature review focuses on five (5) functional areas (i.e. Advanced Traveller Information Systems (ATIS); Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS); Advanced Public Transport Systems (APTS); Enabled Transportation Pricing System (ETPS) and Data Acquisition Management Systems (DAMS)) which their possibility of being established in the secondary city of Port Shepstone is investigated The literature review analysis is supplemented by semi-structured interviews with various stakeholders within the transportation sector; and their views are constructively analysed to draw converging findings. The empirical findings from both literature review analysis and conducted interviews provide meaningful answers to the research questions and enabled the researcher to draw fundamental recommendations and possible ITS solutions to address the transportation challenges of Port Shepstone.
Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of Master of Built Environment in Town and Regional Planning, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, 2019.
Appears in Collections:Theses and dissertations (Engineering and Built Environment)

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