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Type :research_report
Subject :HE Transportation and Communications
Main Author :Phoong, Seuk Yen
Additional Authors :Mazdi Marzuki
Phoong, Seuk Wai
Title :Potential factors and mode of choice of public transportation among resident
Place of Production :Tanjong Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Sains dan Matematik
Year of Publication :2018
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Public transport is a shared passenger transport service available for public use. Increased population is accompanied by the increased demand for private vehicles. The exponential growth in the number of private vehicles will result in negative impacts such as air pollution, excessive noise, and traffic congestion. Additionally, customers’ perception on different aspects include safety, operation or time, comfortable and cleanness of public transportation also essential in affecting their mode of choice when travelling. The public transport that discuss in this paper is light rail transit. This paper intends to investigate the main purpose of using light rail transit and elucidate the public perspective of the light rail transit via factor analysis and correlation analysis. A questionnaire with five-point Likert scale was designed, and data were randomly selected from 200 light rail transit users in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The results revealed that majority of the customers use light rail transit to college, school or university. Moreover, most of the users satisfy with the safety, operation, cost, comfortable and cleanness of the light rail transit. This can be concluded that light rail transit provides mobility and choice for everyone in the context of efficiency, health and safe, affordability, accessibility, and environmental friendliness.


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