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Transporte público en Cartagena: ¿Qué factores determinan las preferencias de los usuarios?
[Public transportation in Cartagena: what factors determine user preferences? (in Spanish)]

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  • Toro González, Daniel
  • Alvis Arrieta, Jorge
  • Arellano Cartagena, William

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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.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 1773.

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Date of creation: Dec 2004
Date of revision: Feb 2005
Publication status: Published in Economía & Región No.3.Vol.2(2005): pp. 7-54
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:1773

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Keywords: Preferences; public transportation system; Cartagena de Indias; Colombia; transportation modes; probabilistic models; Probit;

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  1. Alpizar, Francisco & Carlsson, Fredrik, 2001. "Policy Implications and Analysis of the Determinants of Travel Mode Choice: An Application of Choice Experiments to Metropolitan Costa Rica," Working Papers in Economics 56, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
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