Road Pricing - Is it Acceptable for a Developing Country?

Nasrin, Sharmin, Bunker, Jonathan M., & Miska, Marc (2012) Road Pricing - Is it Acceptable for a Developing Country? In KrishnaRao, KV (Ed.) Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.

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Dhaka, which is the capital of Bangladesh, is facing serious traffic congestion and whole traffic situation in Dhaka is in chaos. Government has initiated some projects; such as BRT, MRT and elevated expressway; to improve the situation. Road pricing is very popular concept, which can be implemented in Dhaka with BRT and MRT as an integrated manner. Even though it is very popular concept not many countries except some developed countries implemented road pricing practically. None of the developing countries adopted this policy. For success of road pricing it has to be acceptable among the stakeholders. Public are the main stakeholders for road pricing. This paper will explore whether road pricing will be acceptable in Dhaka considering only work trip in Dhaka. A sample of workers had been surveyed randomly. They were asked some demographic questions, such as age, gender, income and educational qualification; how they travelled to work; and whether they would accept road pricing; and if they would not accept road pricing the reasons behind that. Also respondents were given several hypothetical choices to see how respondents react with different road charge by choosing travel mode for their work trip. The methodological approach taken for analysis is qualitative and quantitative analysis. For quantitative analysis Binary Logit Regression analysis was carried out to find out the significant factors for accepting or not accepting road pricing.

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ID Code: 56944
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: road pricing, transport planning, developing country, Dhaka, Bus Rapid Transit, travel survey
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Research Centres > Smart Transport Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The authors.
Copyright Statement: Nil.
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2013 07:16
Last Modified: 06 May 2013 13:59

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