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Empirical Study on Intercity Public Transport Efficiency in the Sultanate of Oman

Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2020    |    PP. 1-18    |PDF (410 K)|    Pub. Date: October 12, 2020
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Author(s)
Noorul Shaiful Fitri Abdul Rahman, Department of Logistics Management, International Maritime College Oman, 322 Sohar, Sultanate of Oman
Zouhaier Slimi, Foundation Department, International Maritime College Oman, 322, Sohar, Sultanate of Oman
Khalid Al-Qasmi, Department of Logistics Management, International Maritime College Oman, 322 Sohar, Sultanate of Oman
Ashwaq Al-Radni, Department of Logistics Management, International Maritime College Oman, 322 Sohar, Sultanate of Oman
Fawaz Al-Zadjali, Department of Logistics Management, International Maritime College Oman, 322 Sohar, Sultanate of Oman
Omar Al-Ghefeili, Department of Logistics Management, International Maritime College Oman, 322 Sohar, Sultanate of Oman
Obaid Al-Kaabi, Department of Logistics Management, International Maritime College Oman, 322 Sohar, Sultanate of Oman

Abstract
Up to the end of 2019, Oman has a population of total 4,601,706 of people, based on world meters’ elaboration of the latest United Nation data. However, the inefficient intercity public transport service in Oman has been raised by the local recently. Consequently, the main objective of the study is to conduct the empirical study on intercity public transport efficiency in Oman by determining the factors that affect the public transport, to analyze the impact of this issue to the public and to propose recommendation of improvement to the intercity public transport service sector in Oman to a better way. The paper used the qualitative dataset to collect information throughout a questionnaire survey as well as across statistical data on Oman population. The findings found nine main factors that influencing to intercity public transport in Oman with varies values given by the respondents. Besides, people encourage expanding public transport system services to other governorates and using additional modes of public transport, such as the railway.

Keywords
Public Transport, Transport Service Quality, Empirical Study, Transportation, Oman

Cite this paper
Noorul Shaiful Fitri Abdul Rahman, Zouhaier Slimi, Khalid Al-Qasmi, Ashwaq Al-Radni, Fawaz Al-Zadjali, Omar Al-Ghefeili, Obaid Al-Kaabi, Empirical Study on Intercity Public Transport Efficiency in the Sultanate of Oman, SCIREA Journal of Traffic and Transportation. Vol. 3 , No. 1 , 2020 , pp. 1 - 18 .

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