The project aimed to produce a detailed design of the BMS that is applied with the state-of-the-art ITS design methods and establish a strategic plan to build the e-ticketing system in the city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
The research team analyzed socioeconomic data and traffic relevant data such as population, registered vehicles, traffic conditions, public transportation status, and ICT infrastructures of UB. In addition, the consultant team conducted interview to understand various stakeholders’ requirement, the existing policies, regulatory framework of public transport, current public transport services, government subsidy for passengers and bus operators. The results of analysis were utilized in designing BMS and e-ticketing systems.
Bus Management System consists of hardware equipment and software system. The hardware system composed to on-board unit on bus and BMS control system. The software system has software engine such as DBMS, NMS/SMS, reporting tool, GIS Engine, development tool and application system.
In Korea, especially BMS/BIS and e-ticketing system are acclaimed as a very effective ITS services that increase public transport convenience. Korea is acclaimed as a successful operator of BMS/BIS and e-ticketing system. Thus, Korea’s experience would provide good implications to Mongolia’s public transport system. This study proposes additional policy considerations for Mongolia’s BMS and e-ticketing system. The additional policy considerations are suggested as follows.
1) Phased Establishment of Master Plan for National ITS
2) Preparing Legal and Systematic Foundation of ITS
3) Establishment of Information System Standard
4) Linkage of BMS and BIS
5) Considering of Climate Conditions
6) Operation of Management and Maintenance Team
7) Sustained Efforts for Improvement and Development
8) Public Interest in E-ticketing System
9) Benchmarking of Overseas Advanced Cases