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public transport, private car, congestion, Petaling Jaya, Binary Logit model


Petaling Jaya is a Malaysian city in the Petaling district of Selangor, over the past few years it has witnessed a dramatic growth in terms of population size and geographical importance. This has led to constant congestions throughout the city. A significant reduction in the annual cost of road accidents, congestion, energy consumption and pollution in the city can be obtained by implementing a modal shift from private vehicles to public transport. Urban transportation problems are highlighted in this study as well the factors that influence the use of private and public transportation. A survey was carried out on users of private and public (both bus and urban train transport) (n = 400). Two Binary logistic models were developed for the three alternative modes, Car, Bus and Train.