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Title: The Determinants of Choice of Transportation Mode in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Other Titles: Vol. 12, No. 1
Authors: Gebeyehu, Kumlachew
Shete, Maru
Keywords: Transport mode, Multinomial logit, Minibus blue taxi, Buses, Private cars, Train transport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: St. Mary's University
Abstract: This study is designed to investigate the determinants of choice of transport mode in Addis Ababa. It adopted a cross-sectional research design and collected quantitative data from 141 respondents that used different transport modes. A multinomial logit model was adopted to identify the determinants of choice of transport modes. About 54% of the city’s dwellers used taxi (popularly known as ‘’Blue minibus taxi’’), and 25% of them used buses. The proportion of dwellers who chose to use train transport method and private cars are equal (10.5% each). Blue minibus taxi are the dominant mode of transport used in the city of Addis Ababa. The results of the multinomial logit model revealed that traveler’s characteristics (age, family size, income, occupation, and educational level) and mode of transport characteristics (travel time, travel cost, travel distance, comfort, accessibility, safety, and security) were found to be statistically significant in determining choice of a transport mode. The city government of Addis Ababa should therefore take into account the significant correlates in deciding to improve the transportation system of the City.
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