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INVESTIGATION OF FACTORS EFFECTING THE MODAL CHOICE AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT USAGE AMONG THE COMMUTERS OF AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE IN LAHORE, PAKISTAN

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2019.9(2).04


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Khurram Shahid Minhas - Civil Engineering Department, Imperial College of Business Studies, Lahore, Pakistan -


Abstract

The primary aim of this research work is to investigate the factors which affect the modal choice and public transport usage among the commuters in an educational institute of a metropolitan city of Lahore, Pakistan. For this purpose the data was collected from 337 commuters and results were analyzed using Cross Tabulation and ANOVA using IBM SPSS. Results showed that the gender, age group, occupation, monthly income, daily travel distance and presence of driving license among the commuters are the most significant factors which affect their modal choice. Results also showed that the comfort level, ease of access, punctuality and improvement of seating capacity and condition of public buses can encourage the use of public transport among the commuters.


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