Adequacy Of Urban Mass Transit Bus System And Commuters' Modal Choice In Abuja
Chika O. Nwankwo
M.Sc., University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mene Frank Baridoma
M.Sc., University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, email@example.com
The study investigated adequacy of urban mass transit bus system and passenger modal choice in Abuja. The study focused on the adequacy of Terminals, Bus stops and functionality of the system from the Commuters and Operators perception. 399 Commuters were sampled through a Simple random sampling technique. Data were sourced through primary sources using questionnaires for Commuters and interview for Urban Mass Transit Bus (UMTB) Operators. Data were analyzed using tables, percentages and charts while Hypotheses were tested using one-way ANOVA. From the findings, 84.0% of Commuters indicated that UMTB functionality was highly inadequate. 64.3% of the Commuters were of the opinion that the Bus stops were inadequate, 66.9% of the Commuters were of the opinion that the Terminals were inadequate. All the licensed UMTB Operators agreed that the system functionality is inadequate. As a result, majority of the Commuters would prefer to board private cars rather than UMTB. The study recommends provision of adequate Bus stops, Terminals, dedicated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane and ensure Operational coherency in the study areas.
Keywords: Transport, Vehicle, Commuter, Passenger, Modal, Choice
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Baridoma, MF. (2019). Adequacy Of Urban Mass Transit Bus System And Commuters' Modal Choice In Abuja. Journal of Transportation and Logistics, 4(1), 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.26650/JTL.2018.04.01.01
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