The competition of public transport : implementation of new bus using stated preference technique

Suriani, Binti Mohamad Kameri. (2004) The competition of public transport : implementation of new bus using stated preference technique. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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Bus services in Kuching Town Area are relatively old public transportation and the condition of most of the buses is in state of dilapidation. This is very damaging to the town's image. Hence, in order to achieve a sustainabl e public transportation industry, the old buses need to be replaced with new ones or re-generation it. In the context of its preliminary study, the aim of this study is to explore the travel behavior in tenns of mode choice model. This study was conducted in Kuching town area by using stated preference technique. A total of 200 respondents were selected as the sample of the study. This study employed a dis crete choice analysis to examine the relationship between the independent variables (travel time, waiting time, fares and comfort) and the dependent vari ables (choice of respondent whether to consume old bus or choose new bus). The findings showed that for every trip purpose, fares and the comfortability reflect the decision or behavior for most of the respondents. It is also discovered that there are significant relation between the choice of the respondent and the comfortability. It is also discovered that for the trip purpose of school, recreation, shopping and others, most of the respondent prefer to choose scenario 5 as the highest demand with the percentage of 75.4%, 55. 1 %, 70.3% and 69. 1%. Except for the trip purpose of work, where the highest demand is for scenario 3 with the percentage of 50.5%. So, it can be concluded that scenario 5 are the best condition to implement in time to come, as long as the bus operator provide a better services such as comfortability and with a reasonable fares, longer travel time does not matter for the traveler. This study suggest that the local authority and the bus operators should work together in order to reproduce or add new policy and schemes to the existing public transportation systems, especially bus services.

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2004.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transportation engineering, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2019 08:30
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 08:30

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