The SUMATRA (Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority) and LATRA (Land Transport Regulatory Authority) authorities in Tanzania play a significant role in trip generation, trip distribution, and modal split.
1. Trip Generation: SUMATRA and LATRA authorities are responsible for collecting data on travel patterns and trip generation in Tanzania. They conduct surveys and studies to understand the number of trips generated by different modes of transportation, such as cars, buses, trains, and motorcycles. This data helps in planning and developing transportation infrastructure and services.
2. Trip Distribution: SUMATRA and LATRA authorities analyze the data collected on trip generation to determine the distribution of trips across different regions and destinations. They identify the major travel corridors and routes and assess the demand for transportation services in those areas. This information is used to plan and allocate resources for transportation infrastructure development and improvement.
3. Modal Split: SUMATRA and LATRA authorities also analyze the data to determine the modal split, which refers to the distribution of trips across different modes of transportation. They assess the percentage of trips made by cars, buses, trains, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. This information helps in understanding the preferences and choices of travelers and guides the development of transportation policies and strategies.
Based on the findings from trip generation, trip distribution, and modal split analysis, SUMATRA and LATRA authorities can make informed decisions regarding transportation planning, infrastructure development, and service provision. They can identify areas with high demand for specific modes of transportation and allocate resources accordingly to improve efficiency, accessibility, and safety in the transportation system.