Mayor of Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç pointed out that the cooperation between local governments and universities contributed to the development of the city and said that the project in the field of transportation was successfully completed.
TÜBİTAK 1001 Project, jointly realized by Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Transportation Inc. and Erciyes University, has been successfully completed. Metropolitan Mayor Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç said, “With the project they developed jointly with Transportation Inc. and Erciyes University, they brought efficiency and the highest level of solution to the scheduling problem, which is very important for public transportation, and concluded an important issue both for our city and for the transportation sector”. Kayseri Transportation Inc., the leading transportation company of our country with a GE Center, has successfully completed the TÜBİTAK 1001 project, which was carried out in order to solve the problem of timetable and machinist scheduling within the framework of the research and development activities carried out with Erciyes University Industrial Engineering Department. Within the scope of this project, an innovative solution approach focused on efficiency and service level was developed in the determination and assignment of the timetables of the tram lines and the machinist voyage duties in Kayseri, whose population density is increasing day by day.
PASSENGER REQUESTS WILL BE ANTICIPATED WITH THIS PROJECT
The aim of the project is to create the most appropriate timetable using the location-based passenger numbers obtained with the data collected for 11 years with the electronic fare collection system and to optimize it within the framework of legal and operational constraints, thanks to this approach, passenger demands can be predicted and the voyages can now be compared to the estimated passenger demands. can be planned by the program developed according to. In the project supported by TÜBİTAK, the company will save on travel costs and increase its service quality. Erciyes University Head of Industrial Engineering Department Prof. Dr. In the project carried out by Lale Özbakır and her research team, a researcher working within the body of Transportation Inc. completed her master's thesis, and a total of 3 papers were presented, two international and one domestic. Preparation of 3 articles on the project results to be published in prestigious international transportation magazines.
FRUITS OF OUR COOPERATION WITH UNIVERSITIES
Mayor of Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality, Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç, “Cooperation between local governments and universities is an important phenomenon for the development of the city. I have expressed on various platforms that I believe that our cooperation with our universities should be further strengthened and exceed the dimensions we desire. It is a very important development both for our city and for the transportation sector that they produce solutions to the scheduling problem, which is very important for public transportation, on the basis of efficiency and the highest level of service with the project they have developed jointly with Transportation Inc. and Erciyes University. We are delighted that our R&D center within the body of Kayseri Transportation Inc. is doing innovative studies with the universities in our city and serving many cities with the technologies they produce. ”President Büyükkılıç, included in the project team, Kayseri Transportation Inc. Dear Head of Department Prof. Dr. Lale Özbakır thanked all the teachers, especially Kayseri Transportation Inc. Since 2018, when the R&D Center started its operations with the approval of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, it has completed 8 projects focused on smart city and smart transportation themes and continues to work with 9 projects.