Waiting Time of Public Transport Passengers in Jordan: Magnitude and Cost
Amir Shtayat1, *, Mohammed Abu Alfoul2, Sara Moridpour1, Njoud Al-Hurr3, Khalid Magableh4, Ishraq Harahsheh5
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2019
First Page: 227
Last Page: 235
Publisher Id: TOTJ-13-227
Article History:Received Date: 01/08/2019
Revision Received Date: 09/10/2019
Acceptance Date: 02/11/2019
Electronic publication date: 31/12/2019
Collection year: 2019
open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0), a copy of which is available at: (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode). This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper is a research study investigating the magnitude and cost of waiting time as experienced by public transport users in Jordan. This study also used spatial analysis to measure services provided for public transport routes according to the average waiting time.
The data for waiting time of public transport users were collected using field observation and a professional spatial analysis applied to identify several locations experiencing short time delays.
This study found a relationship between the total costs of waiting time, including wasted time and money, and revealed that the money spent by the passengers was more than their average monthly income.
The findings can be used as valuable information for researchers, government policy-makers, and transport agencies to firstly, develop more punctual public transport modes; and secondly, manage public transport trips to minimize time delays.