Tranportation System in Cartagena: the Behavior of Public Urban Transportation System Users

Colombian Journal in Regional Economic Working Paper

53 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2007  

Daniel Toro González

Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar (UTB); WSU

Jorge Luis Alvis Arrieta Sr.

Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar

William Arellano Cartagena Sr.

Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar

Date Written: July 2005

Abstract

This document analizes the preferences of public transportation system users in Cartagena de Indias - Colombia. The research uses related variables on transportation modes chosen by people and some other characteristics of the people who make such decisions. The analysis allows us to understand the behavior of public urban transportation system users in the city of Cartagena, and shows us evidence about some probable reasons associated with new informal public transportation modes, which at this moment play an important role in the public transportation market in the city. The research uses binary choice probabilistic models (Probit) and primary information collected by a survey for system users.

Notes: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: Transportation system, bus, choice, probit, Cartagena, Colombia

JEL Classification: R40, R49, D40, L91

Suggested Citation

Toro González, Daniel and Alvis Arrieta, Jorge Luis and Arellano Cartagena, William, Tranportation System in Cartagena: the Behavior of Public Urban Transportation System Users (July 2005). Colombian Journal in Regional Economic Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=962709 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.962709

Daniel Toro González (Contact Author)

Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar (UTB) ( email )

Manga Calle del Bouquet
Campus de Ternera, Parque Industrial y Tecnológico
Cartagena, Bolívar
Colombia

WSU

Pullman, WA 99164
United States

HOME PAGE: http://cahnrs-cms.wsu.edu/ses/Pages/default.aspx

Jorge Luis Alvis Arrieta Sr.

Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar ( email )

Manga Calle del Bouquet
Campus de Ternera, Parque Industrial y Tecnológico
Cartagena, Bolívar
Colombia

HOME PAGE: http://www.unitecnologica.edu.co

William Arellano Cartagena Sr.

Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar ( email )

Manga Calle del Bouquet
Campus de Ternera, Parque Industrial y Tecnológico
Cartagena, Bolívar
Colombia

HOME PAGE: http://www.unitecnologica.edu.co

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