Reading: Commuters Perception Towards The Bus Base Park and Ride Implementation in Colombo City Limit

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Commuters Perception Towards The Bus Base Park and Ride Implementation in Colombo City Limit

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M. K. S. Perera ,

CINEC Campus, Millenium Drive, IT Park, Malabe, LK
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Undergraduate
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V. Waidyasekara,

CINEC Campus, Millenium Drive, IT Park, Malabe, LK
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Deputy HOD Department of Management and Business Studies
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S. Dissanayake

CINEC Campus, Millenium Drive, IT Park, Malabe, LK
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Lecturer
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Abstract

This study was conducted to identify the commuter‟s perception towards the bus base Park and Ride implementation in Colombo city limit. This study analyses the factors that commuters would consider when selecting park and ride system for their travel purpose. For the researcher to achieve the aforementioned objectives, the conceptual framework was structured based on secondary data which congregated by existing publications and articles. The research questionnaire was developed in order to gather primary data through google forms. Simple random sampling technique was used to distribute the questionnaire among the commuters who use seven corridors to enter Colombo city limit. Three hundred fifty-two responses were taken into consideration and analysis was done by taking them into one data base. The reliability of the collected data was analysed using Cronbach‟s alpha. The KMO test statistic for sample adequacy. Moreover, factor analysis was created based on the Principal Component Analysis by extracting 3 factors from the 22 Variables, the total amount of variance accounted, redistributed over the three extracted factors, renamed using Component Score Coefficient Matrix. Kruskal-Wallis Test was conducted for hypothesis testing and binary logistics analysis was conducted to identify the association of factors and for create a model. As per the Kruskal-Wallis test, author has found that most of the demographic variables were impacted to the commuter‟s perception toward the bus base PnR system. Mean values of the 22 variables were concluded that bus frequency, travel time and safety and security of PnR system were mostly influenced for selection of PnR system. Out of the extracted factors, service attribute and travel influences were having positive association toward the commuters ‟perception on PnR choice while comfortability factor was insignificant. As per the research findings, the overall commuters” perception on PnR can be concluded as strong positive perception.
How to Cite: Perera MKS, Waidyasekara V, Dissanayake S. Commuters Perception Towards The Bus Base Park and Ride Implementation in Colombo City Limit. CINEC Academic Journal. 2021;5(1):36–45. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/caj.v5i1.72
Published on 05 Jan 2021.
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