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TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

BOARDING AND ALIGHTING SURVEY


Date & Time Conducted:
February 5, 2016
(ST.Thomas Square-UP technohub)
12:00nn-1:00pm
(UP Technohub- St. Thomas Square)
1:00pm-2:00pm
Group Name:
TOPNOTCHERS
Group Members Name
Buen, Andre
Escobar, Christine
Martin, John Vince Michael
Nieva, Gelyn
Penafiel, Christo Keem
Professor:
Engr. Roald Marck J. Revellame
Date Passed:
February 15, 2016

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INTRODUCTION
The Boarding and Alighting Count Survey is performed to
analyze the volume of passengers and to determine which
locations in the route have the greatest transit demand. However,
this also allows other information beyond the boarding and
alighting activity to be collected as well. This includes data on
passenger maximum load capacities, on-time performance, and
the ability to identify major activity centers based on stop-level
boarding and alighting information.
Our group, topnotchers, conducted a boarding and alighting
survey last February 05, 2016. This survey was done while riding
a Public Utility Bus (PUB) and was conducted to see if whether our
timeslot of transporation (12:00nn 01:00pm) is a congested
time of travel from St. Thomas Square to UP Ayala Land
Technohub, back and forth (1:00pm-2:00pm) . The task was to
count every person who aboard and leave/alight the bus in 16
different stopover.
This study aims to conduct a preliminary analysis on which
place has the most number of people who board and alight and to
determine the number of passengers during the given period of
time.

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BOARDING AND ALIGHTING SURVEY


IN ST. THOMAS SQUARE TO UP TECHNOHUB (BACK
AND FORTH)
Our groups task is to conduct board and alighting survey
from St. Thomas Square to UP technohub

LOCATION MAP:
From St. Thomas Square to UP Technohub (12:00nn-1:00pm)

From Up Technohub to St.Thomas Square (1:00pm-2:00pm)

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GoogleMap

Data Tabulation:
From St. Thomas Square to UP Technohub
Point

1. St. Thomas
Square
2. Ust Overpass

Boarded
Male
Female
19
12

Alighted
Male
Female
-

Stoplig
ht
X

3. Lacson Avenue

4. Vicente Cruz

5. Blumentritt

6. Rotonda

7. Banawe

8. Sto. Domingo
Church
9. Fisher Mall

10.

Timog

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11.
National
Bookstore QC
12.
Hi Top

13.

14.
Natl
Housing
Authority
15.
PhilCoA

16.
UP Technohub

Lung Center

From UP Technohub to St. Thomas Square


Point

1. UP Technohub

Boarded
Male
Female
38
11

2. PhilCoA

3. Natl Housing
Authority
4. Wild Life Center

Alighted
Male
Female
1
-

Stopligh
t
X

5. Hi Top

6. National
Bookstore QC
7. Timog

8. Fisher Mall

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9. Sto. Domingo
Church
10.
Banawe

11.

Rotonda

12.

Blumentritt

13.
Vicente
Cruz
14.
Lacson

15.
UST
Overpass
16.
St. Thomas
Square
Graph:

Note: No graph for all points that has 0 data.


FROM ST. THOMAS SQUARE TO UP TECHNOHUB
1. St. Thomas Square
20

19

18
16
14
12

12
Male

10

Female

8
6
4
2
0
Boarding

0Alighting0

2. Lacson Avenue
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4.5

4
3.5
3
2.5

Male

Female

1.5
1
0.5
0
Boarding

Alighting0

3. Vicente Cruz
8
7

6
5
Male

Female

3
2

2
1
0

Boarding

0Alighting0

4. Rotonda

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4.5
4

3.5
3
2.5

Male

Female

1.5

0.5
0
Boarding

Alighting 0

5. Banawe
2.5
2

1.5
Male
Female

1
0.5
0

Boarding0

0Alighting0

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6. Sto. Domingo Church


3.5
3

3
2.5
2

Male
1.5

Female
1

0.5
0
Boarding

0 Alighting

7. Fisher Mall
6
5

4
Male

Female
2
1

1
0

Boarding 0

Alighting 0

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8. National Housing Authority


7
6

6
5
4

Male
3

Female

2
1

1
0

0 Boarding

Alighting

9. PhilCoA
3.5
3

3
2.5
2

Male
1.5

Female
1

1
0.5
0

0Boarding0

Alighting

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10. UP Technohub
7
6

6
5

Male
3

Female

2
1
0

0 Boarding 0

Alighting

FROM UP TECHNOHUB TO ST. THOMAS SQUARE


1. UP TechnoHub

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40

38

35
30
25
Male

20

Female

15

11

10
5

0
Boarding

Alighting 0

2. National Housing Authority


1.2
1

0.8
Male

0.6

Female
0.4
0.2
0

Boarding0

0 Alighting 0

3. National Bookstore QC

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3.5
3

3
2.5
2

Male
1.5
1

Female
1

0.5
0

Boarding0

Alighting 0

4. Fisher Mall
1.2
1

1
0.8

Male

0.6

Female
0.4
0.2
0

0Boarding0

Alighting 0

5. Sto. Domingo Church


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2.5
2

2
1.5

Male
Female

1
0.5
0

0Boarding0

Alighting 0

6. Banawe
1.2
1

1
0.8

Male

0.6

Female
0.4
0.2
0

0Boarding0

Alighting 0

7. Rotonda
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1.2
1

0.8
Male

0.6

Female
0.4
0.2
0

0Boarding0

Alighting

8. Vicente Cruz
1.2
1

0.8
Male

0.6

Female
0.4
0.2
0

0Boarding0

Alighting

9. St. Thomas Square


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4.5

4
3.5
3
2.5

Male
Female

1.5
1
0.5
0

0Boarding0

Alighting

COMPARISON OF EVERY STATION


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BOARDING (St. Thomas Square- Up technohub)


(FEBRUARY 5, 2016 12:00NN TO 1:00PM)
UP- Technohub 0
PhilCoA0
NHA0
6
Lung Center0
Hi Top0
NBS QC0
Timog0
Fishermall
5
0
Sto. DomingoChurch
3 1
Banawe 2 0
Rotonda
4
1
Blumentritt0
Vicente Cruz
7
Lacson Avenue 1
4
UST Overpass 0
St. Thomas Square
0

19
10
MALE

12
15

20

25

30

35

FEMALE

This graph shows the distribution and comparison of male


and female passengers boarding the bus starting from St. Thomas
Square to UP Technohub last February 5, 2016 (12:00NN-1:00PM)
Based from the graph shown, we can noticed that the most
number of female and male passengers who rode the bus occurs
in St. Thomas Square. However, the number of male and female
who boarded in the bus drops to zero in Blumentritt, Timog, NBS
QC, Hi Top, Lung Center, PhilCoA and UP Technohub.

COMPARISON OF EVERY STATION


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ALIGHTING (St. Thomas Square- UP Technohub)


(FEBRUARY 5, 2016 12:00NN TO 1:00PM)
UP- Technohub

PhilCoA
NHA

3
1

4
1

Lung Center

Hi Top0
NBS QC0
Timog0
Fishermall

1 0

Sto. DomingoChurch0 1
Banawe 0
Rotonda

1 0

Blumentritt0
Vicente Cruz0
Lacson Avenue 0
UST Overpass 0
St. Thomas Square 0
0

4
MALE

10

12

FEMALE

This graph shows the distribution and comparison of male


and female passengers alighting the bus starting from St. Thomas
Square to UP Technohub last February 5, 2016 (12:00NN-1:00PM).
Based from the graph shown, we can perceived that UP
technohub has the greatest number of male and female
passengers who alighted from the bus. However, there is no
female and male passenger alighted HiTop, NBS QC, Timog,
Banawe, Blumentritt, Vicente Cruz, Lacson Avenue, Ust Overpass
and St. Thomas Square.

COMPARISON OF EVERY STATION


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BOARDING (UP Technohub- St. Thomas Square)


(FEBRUARY 5, 2016 1:00PM TO 2:00PM)

St. Thomas Square 0


Ust Overpass 0
Lacson0
Vicente Cruz0
Blumentritt0
Rotonda 0
Banawe 0
Sto. Domingo Church0
Fishermall0
Timog0
NBS QC 10
Hi Top0
Wild Life Center0
NHA 10
PhilCoA0
UP- Technohub
0

38
10

11

20
MALE

30

40

50

60

FEMALE

This graph shows the distribution and comparison of male


and female passengers boarding the bus starting from UP
Technohub to St. Thomas Square last February 5, 2016 (1:00PM2:00PM)
Based from the graph shown, we can noticed that the most
number of female and male passengers who rode the bus occurs
in UP Technohub. However, the number of male and female who
boarded in the bus drops to zero in Philcoa, Wild Life Center,
HiTop,Timog, Fishermall, Sto. Domingo Church, Banawe, Rotonda,
Blumentritt, Vicente Cruz, Lacson, Ust Overpass and St. Thomas
Square.

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COMPARISON OF EVERY STATION


ALIGHTING (UP Technohub- St. Thomas Square)
(FEBRUARY 5, 2016 1:00PM TO 2:00PM)
St. Thomas Square
Ust Overpass 0
Lacson0
Vicente Cruz
Blumentritt0
Rotonda
Banawe
Sto. Domingo Church
Fishermall
Timog0
NBS QC
Hi Top0
Wild Life Center0
NHA0
PhilCoA0
UP- Technohub
0

1
1
1

1
1
0
2

0
2

1
3

0
1

2
MALE

FEMALE

This graph shows the distribution and comparison of male


and female passengers alighting the bus starting from UP
Technohub to St.Thomas Square last February 5, 2016 (12:00NN1:00PM).
Based from the graph shown, we can perceived that St.
Thomas Square has the greatest number of male and female
passengers who alighted from the bus. However, there is no
female and male passenger alighted philcoa, NHA, Wild Life
Center, HiTop,
Timog, Blumentritt, Lacson Avenue and Ust
Overpass.

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PICTURES OF WAITING AREAS


ST. THOMAS SQUARE TO TECHNOHUB
St. Thomas Square

UST Overpass
Lacson

Vicente
Cruz
Blumentritt

Banawe

Rotonda

Sto. Domingo

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Fishermall

Timog Avenue

National Bookstore

HiTop

Lung Center
Philcoa

NHA
Technohub

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Technohub to St. Thomas Square


Technohub

WildLife

Philcoa

HiTop

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National Bookstore

Timog Avenue

Fishermall

Sto. Domingo

Banawe

Rotonda
Blumentritt
Vicente Cruz

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Lacson

UST Overpass

St. Thomas Square

Group Picture:
TIME
12:00

INITIAL

FINAL

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nn 01:00
pm

Load Distribution
SURNAME
BUEN

CONTRIBUTION
- Documentation

ESCOBAR

- Counter

MARTIN
PEAFIEL
NIEVA

- Picture Taker
- Counter
- Picture Taker

OBSERVATION AND CONCLUSION


As we performed the Boarding and Alighting survey, we
observed that not all station has its own bus stop or shed.
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Second, though some have waiting shed or a bus stop, it seems


useless because buses do not stop on those designated stopover.
Third, people tend to aboard and alight from bus though the bus
is in the middle of the road and it is not on its designated stop
over. Passengers dont bother if their lives are at risk, and it
seems so normal.
Throughout the survey we observed that the volume of
passengers during 12:00NN-1:00PM, wherein the route of the
transportation is from St. Thomas Square to UP Technohub, are
least compared to the number of passengers during peak hours.
As a result of this, we didnt spend a hard time on riding a bus on
St. Thomas Square and were able to occupy a sit. However,
during 1:00PM-2:00PM, wherein the route us from UP technohub
to St. Thomas Square, we had experienced a difficulty on riding a
bus and the number of passengers is greater than the first survey.
Due to this scenario, we spend a quiet long time waiting for the
bus to arrive and when we enter the bus, there were no vacant
seats for us to occupy.
Next, those 16 stopovers are the places where most of
the people alight from bus, so the conductor keeps on announcing
those stopovers along the way. During our trip from St. Thomas
Square to UP technohub, we noticed that the most number of
female and male passengers who rode the bus occurs in St.
Thomas Square. However, the number of male and female who
boarded in the bus drops to zero in Blumentritt, Timog, NBS QC,
Hi Top, Lung Center, PhilCoA and UP Technohub. Moreover, we can
observed that UP technohub has the greatest number of male and
female passengers who alighted from the bus. On the other hand,
there is no female and male passenger alighted HiTop, NBS QC,
Timog, Banawe, Blumentritt, Vicente Cruz, Lacson Avenue, Ust
Overpass and St. Thomas Square. And during our travel from
Technohub to St. Thomas Square, we perceived that the most
number of female and male passengers who rode the bus occurs
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in UP Technohub. However, the number of male and female who


boarded in the bus drops to zero in Philcoa, Wild Life Center,
HiTop,Timog, Fishermall, Sto. Domingo Church, Banawe, Rotonda,
Blumentritt, Vicente Cruz, Lacson, Ust Overpass and St. Thomas
Square. Apparently, St. Thomas Square has the greatest number
of male and female passengers who alighted from the bus. But,
there is no female and male passenger alighted philcoa, NHA,
Wild Life Center, HiTop, Timog, Blumentritt, Lacson Avenue and
Ust Overpass. Lastly, the conductor is not vigilant since our
groupmate, Martin, tried not to pay the ticket, fortunately he
succeeded.
As a result of the survey, the volume of passengers that
travels from St. Thomas Square to UP technohub during 12:00N to
1:00PM is minimal compared to the number of passengers during
peak and rush hours. However, during 1:00PM to 12:00NN, the
volume of passengers that travels from UP technohub to St.
Thomas Square is greater than the other one. So, people should
have a lot of patience while travelling. Based from our
observations above, we can say that some of the passengers as
well as bus drivers tend to disobey simple traffic rules and laws
execute by the local government and if they will continue this
kind of misbehavior, accidents is possible to happen.
RECOMMENDATION
To improve transportation system in the metro, government
must implement an intelligent transport system, like having Bus
Rapid Transit. Buses should have an increment in size, and if
possible, even floor system bus could also be best option to
accommodate all the commuters and for the rising number of
vehicles in Philippines.
For the commuters as well as drivers, one must strictly obey
government ordinance and should be well-discipline since this is
for the benefit and safety of all citizen. The government should
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not be afraid of cutting the ties between commuters and their


misbehaviors while commuting because at the end of the day, we
are the one who will be affected and benefit the most. In addition
to this, visibility of traffic officials is needed and increasing the
fine for those who will disobey the law might be an effective
solution, since we hate paying expensive fines.

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