Survey of Most Efficient Transportation Mode from Wangsa Maju to Sungai Wang Plaza

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UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONS) CIVIL ENGINEERING
UEMX 3823 HIGHWAY ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC SYSTEM ANALYSIS

ASSIGNMENT:
SURVEY OF MOST EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION MODE FROM WANGSA MAJU TO SUNGAI WANG PLAZA

NAME| STUDENT ID|
CHEN WEI HANG| 0705011|
CHIA BAN CHING| 0707628|
CHIN WEI LIANG| 0705404|
NG WEI SOON| 0705122|
NAZMAN NATIQI| 0704507|

LECTURER: DR. KHOO HOOI LING

1. Introduction

2.1. Background
As of 2010, Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, has a population of approximately 1,475,337. It has been observed that the steady increase of the population year by year, can be seen with an increase in traffic volume in Kuala Lumpur. Traffic congestions within the city are ever posing a problem on the main roads and highways and affect us all; irrespective of age, gender, race and no matter the destination. Residents of Kuala Lumpur are always experiencing traffic congestion, especially during peak hours which occurs around 8 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

Kuala Lumpur provides a few choices of transport modes such as public transportations which can be subdivided into buses, rails or taxis and private vehicles such as automobiles and motorcycles. Though the current trend of taking public transportations due to cheap fares may be appealing, average usage of public transportation in Kuala Lumpur is only 16%, which is the lowest in Asia. Infrastructure problems and private vehicle dominance may be some of the factors which contribute to such statistics. Nonetheless with the increase of petrol price (RON95&Diesel cost RM1.85 and RM1.75 as of July 16 2010), more and more private vehicle users have to rethink of a better way for travel.

2.2. Problem statement
Most fresh graduates would opt to look for a job after graduating in order to relieve the burden of their family so that they can survive independently and contribute to society. Sungai Wang is increasingly viewed as an international commercial and financial centre and is bursting with a lot of job opportunities for fresh graduates and the like. It is only natural that if we want to travel, we would want to choose the most effective way to travel, depending on the situation and what modes of transportation available. There are different methods of travel from the Wangsa Maju LRT station to the Sungai Wang shopping complex. In spite of figuring out which methods of transport are available, the fresh graduate also needs to consider the traffic condition along the way. Additionally, the increase in the price of gasoline has increased the burden for a fresh graduate to survive in Kuala Lumpur. In this study, we are to investigate which mode of transportation would be the most efficient choice for the fresh graduate to travel cheap and to reach their destination within the shortest possible time.

2.3. Objective
This study is undertaken to determine the most efficient mode of travel from Wangsa Maju Seksyen 2 to the Sungai Wang shopping complex. Figure 1: Wangsa Maju LRT StationFigure 2: Sungai Wang Plaza 2.4. Scope

In order to carry out the study, it is constrained to the following scope and limitations: 1. Does not cover social, socioeconomic, political, environmental and technological impacts of highway infrastructures and vehicles. For example, government regulations on air quality, fuel efficiency of vehicles, vehicle occupant safety, aerodynamic resistance, etc. 2. Does not cover travel demand and traffic forecasting. 3. Highway route choice comparison is not made, as we simply choose a single route that we deem as the shortest route for each mode of transport without regard to LOS condition. 4. Only covers the cost required for travel (fuel consumption, bus or LRT fare) and time taken for travel. 5. Travel during good weather, on certain non-peak and peak hour period to obtain data. Traffic peak hour is...
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