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Probing the Potential of Community-Based Transportation Facilities: A Case of Community Managed School Van Service in Dhaka City

Version 1 : Received: 23 February 2022 / Approved: 28 February 2022 / Online: 28 February 2022 (02:57:13 CET)
(This article belongs to the Research Topic Teaching Sociology)

How to cite: Das, A.; Akter, S.; Roy, S.; Shahriyar Parvez, M. Probing the Potential of Community-Based Transportation Facilities: A Case of Community Managed School Van Service in Dhaka City. Preprints 2022, 2022020344 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202202.0344.v1). Das, A.; Akter, S.; Roy, S.; Shahriyar Parvez, M. Probing the Potential of Community-Based Transportation Facilities: A Case of Community Managed School Van Service in Dhaka City. Preprints 2022, 2022020344 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202202.0344.v1).

Abstract

Social safety, security, and comfort of school-going children during the travel time to school becomes a subject of anxiety to the parents and is a crucial issue in recent times. In this regard, community-based transport can be a significant way to address social security issues in travel at a reasonable cost and reduce the burden on private mode. In Dhaka city, school van service already exists but due to some sort of problems the service has not been proved an efficient and formal mode of transport for solving mobility problems. This study seeks to identify the existing problems and prospects of the school van service and provide a unique, healthy, safe, and reliable transport mode for children. Applying different tools of the Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) method, the problems and solutions have been drawn from the community. The recommendations of this study will help the school van services (a community-managed para-transit system) to be more functional in playing a vital role in solving the problems of short-distance travel. This service has great potentialities to be adopted in other trips such as trips to and from offices which will lessen the road congestion at the peak periods.

Keywords

community-based transportation; para-transit; school going children; social security; participa-tory rural appraisal

Subject

SOCIAL SCIENCES, Sociology

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