Preference for vehicle ownership and use in Malaysia

Mohamad, J. (2008) Preference for vehicle ownership and use in Malaysia. In: Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting , 2008, Washington DC.

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Using a household survey dataset in Klang Vally area this paper examines the characteristics of households on vehicle ownership, vehicle type choice, and vehicle usage rates in the Kuala Lumpur region and it’s surrounding. The results have clearly show that households in Malaysia tend to have more vehicles where their wealth is better, while the trend of motorcycle ownership shows an opposite behavior. The analysis has shows that motorcycle is much preferred by the households who have a lower salary. It is also interesting to notice that the Malaysian households have a positive preference to their national vehicle’s brand, which are Proton and Perodua. This fact can be deduced from the model of type of vehicle, as well as the model of vehicle’s brand. The statistical result also shows that higher salary households tend to make more trips for any period of time.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Prof. Jamilah is professor and head of the Department of Geography, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Her main fields of research interest are travel behavior, the relationship between transport and spatial development and urban growth management. Jamilah receives her Ph.D. from the Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economics; Highways; Society; Vehicles and equipment; I10: Economics and administration; I96: Vehicle operating costs
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Saidatul Azura Radzi
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2014 08:12
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2014 08:12

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