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Efficient transport and economic development: A transport survey analysis

Lim, Bibiana and Jacob, Seibu Mary and Isaac, Biju and Lim, Edith Ai Ling (2007) Efficient transport and economic development: A transport survey analysis. In: International Economic Conference on Trade and Industry (IECTI) 2007, 3 - 5 December 2007, Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Penang. (Unpublished)

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Efficient transport and economic growth in a city or country are inter-related. The overall focus of the survey conducted was to find the travel habits of the residents in the city of Kuching (Malaysia), so as to weigh the prospects of economic development in future. The three objectives were to evaluate the efficiency of the local bus transportation system, to confirm on the usage of car as the preferred mode of transport, and to identify areas of improvement to the system as well as analyzing the need for an alternative mode(s) of transportation. The quantitative and qualitative analysis is done on data to find the relationships between various variables measured. Car has been confirmed to be the popular mode of transport across the age groups, across the income groups and across the professions, whereas the bus transport was really not significant. The study identified the important characteristics and priorities in the travel behavior of Kuching residents. The results of the study will be significant in the planning of new economic developments that encourages the use of public transportation in Kuching city.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by Faculty of Economics, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: transport survey, economic development, local bus transport, private transport
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Depositing User: Mrs. Juwita Johari
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2011 10:38
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2011 10:38

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