Mode of transport to work by government employees in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana

The paper presents the empirical results of a study into the journey to work by government employees in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana using data obtained from a field survey conducted in April, 2012. The choice of mode of transport to work was investigated using a conditional logit regression model; the purpose was to determine individual and alternative specific variables that influence mode choice for trips to work. The results from the estimated model indicate that individual characteristics such as family size, educational status, income, home-to-work distance and marital status are significant determinants of the choice of commute mode by government employees. Furthermore, the results indicate that government workers are less likely to choose transport modes with longer travel times. It was also found that about 75% of the workers using public transport and that 19% of those using personal means of transport were prepared to shift to an institutionally arranged large bus services. It was therefore recommended that government institutions in the metropolis as a policy provide large buses to convey employees to and from work.

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  • Accession Number: 01496865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2013 3:24PM