The Application of Bus Rapid Transit System in the City of Baquba and Its Impact on Reducing Daily Trips

  • Firas AlrawiEmail author
  • Yagoob Hadi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1091)


This research deals with traffic jams in the city of Baquba and tries to find solutions that contribute to reducing the intensity of this congestion. The main objective of this research is to reduce traffic congestion in the city. Therefore, the study assumes that the application of the Bus Rapid Transit BRT will decrease the trips time in particular and the suffering associated with congestion in general. In this research, the BRT system proposed in the form of a two-way axis running from the eastern side of the intersections of Kanaan and Mafraq to the University of Diyala with a length of nearly 20 km.

The conclusions of this study present the most relevant outcomes: which is the possibility of converting people from using private transport to using public transport (BRT), which will reduce the use of private vehicles to about 50%, as well as it will shorten the time of trips and accessibility. Also, raise the level of road service to about 40%.


Baquba Transportation Bus Rapid Transit BRT Level of service 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Urban and Regional Planning CenterUniversity of BaghdadBaghdadIraq

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