DO THE ECONOMIC LOSSES FOR ROAD USERS DUE TO TRAFFIC CONGESTION: EVIDENCE FROM JAMBI, INDONESIA? Print

Amril Amril[1], Junaidi Junaidi[2]

Abstract

This study aims to examine: 1) the degree of saturation/level of congestion on roads in Jambi City; 2) economic losses that certified by road users as a result of congestion that occurs on roads in Jambi City; 3) factors affecting amount of economic loss that certified by road users as a result of congestion that occurs on roads in Jambi City. The research was carried out on four road section: a) road to shopping center; b) road to office center; c) road to housing center; d) road to the education center. The data were collected by carrying out road geometric survey, traffic flow surveys and interview with road users. The results are 1) commonly, the degree of saturation/level of traffic congestion in Jambi City ranged from category B (stable current) to D (unstable current approaching capacity); 2) The average economic loss / willingness to accept (WTA) of road users as a result of congestion in Jambi City is Rp. 765,731 per month; 3) The amount of economic loss due to congestion is significantly influenced by gender, education, main activities of road users, a vehicle that usually used, and the duration of traffic congestion experienced..

Keywords: Degree of Saturation, Congestion, Economy Loss

[1] Amril Amril, Drs.,  is associate professor at Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Jambi. Contact email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

[2] Junaidi Junaidi, Dr., is assistant professor at Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Jambi. Contact email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cite this article:
Amril Amril, Junaidi Junaidi. DO THE ECONOMIC LOSSES FOR ROAD USERS DUE TO TRAFFIC CONGESTION: EVIDENCE FROM JAMBI, INDONESIA? . Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.12, no.2:137-153, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2019-no2-art8

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2019-no2-art8

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