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Public Transportation Services in Oman: A Study of Public Perceptions

Abstract: 
"Public transportation services are vital for civic life. Recently, many countries in the Middle East have turned their attention towards developing and improving their public transport systems, as problems such as traffic congestions in cities, low mobil- ity, high individual costs of transport, and a rural-urban divide in services have arisen. This study is a public needs assessment and opinion survey of an area in one such Middle Eastern country, the Al-Batinah region of Oman. The study finds public transport services in Oman are minimal and do not match demand, and there is an excessive reliance on private cars."
Author: 
Rakesh Belwal and Shweta Belwal
Institution: 
Sohar University
Year: 
2013
Input By: 
Shaikha Al Zaabi
Affiliation: 
MI‐ESM608‐Group4
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Dimensions-Problem/Solution: 
Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Transport
Country: 
Oman
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Case Studies