Using spike model to reduce traffic congestion and improve public transportation in Malaysia

Aldukali Salem I Almselati, Riza Atiq Abdullah O.K. Rahmat, Othman Jaafar, Hussin A M Yahia

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Abstract

In this study, passengers' willingness to pay (WTP) for and willingness to accept (WTA) improved public transportation and shift to public transportation in Malaysia were examined. Specifically, this study aimed to determine the factors or transport attributes that affect passenger WTA and WTP to shift to public transportation. The adopted methodology was based on a contingent valuation (CV) survey, which was conducted on a representative sample of a cross section in residents of Kajang, in Malaysia. This CV primary survey elicited the demand of passengers for improved public transportation. The spike model was adopted to avoid estimation errors caused by a large percentage of respondents who were unwilling to pay and accept at all. The estimation results showed that the best reduction rate for both travel time and cost was 45% among other amounts that range from 15% to 75%. The best parking cost increment was US$0.30 and the average WTP is US$0.68.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-66
Number of pages8
JournalTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Volume38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015

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Keywords

  • Contingent valuation
  • Public transportation
  • Spike model
  • Willingness to pay

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Transportation

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Using spike model to reduce traffic congestion and improve public transportation in Malaysia. / Almselati, Aldukali Salem I; O.K. Rahmat, Riza Atiq Abdullah; Jaafar, Othman; Yahia, Hussin A M.

In: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol. 38, 01.07.2015, p. 59-66.

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Almselati, Aldukali Salem I ; O.K. Rahmat, Riza Atiq Abdullah ; Jaafar, Othman ; Yahia, Hussin A M. / Using spike model to reduce traffic congestion and improve public transportation in Malaysia. In: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 2015 ; Vol. 38. pp. 59-66.
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