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Type Journal Article - Journal of Traffic and Logistics Engineering
Title Evaluating the Sustainability of Traffic Growth in Malaysia
Volume 3
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
URL http://www.jtle.net/uploadfile/2015/0611/20150611114034467.pdf
This paper evaluates the sustainability of traffic growth in Malaysia.The number of registered vehicles is used as an indication of traffic growth.Also, the number of registered buses is considered as an indication of public transportation usage. The results indicate that the traffic growth is mainly due to increases in the private cars motorcycles, while the rate of increase for buses is very small.The percentages for passenger cars and motorcycles are increasing while the percentage of buses is slightly dropping down, which is a negative indication regarding the traffic growth in Malaysia. The trends for the rate of vehicles per capita, unit GDP, and unit length of the road network have been discussed. Most of the trends indicate that the current growth trends of traffic in Malaysia are unsustainable. The paper also provides some recommendations for the Malaysian government to maintain a sustainable traffic growth in the country.

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