MODELLING MINICAB DRIVERS' DISORDERED BEHAVIOUR FOR CHOOSING PASSENGER AND DESTINATION IN AKURE, NIGERIA

Adetayo O. Adeniran, Samuel O. Olorunfemi, Ikpechukwu Njoku

Abstract


This study investigates the disordered behaviour of minicab drivers for
choosing passenger and destination in Akure using the Multinomial Model
and Nested Logit Model respectively. Information was gathered by the
distribution of questionnaires to minicab drivers plying FUTA North gate -
Oja-Oba axis in Akure, Nigeria. The objectives are to validate the
performance of Logit models; to identify the major parameters for selecting
passenger and destination by disordered minicab drivers, and to examine the
interrelationships of variables employed. To achieve the aim of the study,
three hundred and fourteen minicab drivers were purposively selected for the
study. The data obtained from 314 respondents revealed that the Nested
Logit model gives highest utility value than the Multinomial Logit model
with ρ0 2 = 0.48 more than ρc 2 = 0.46 which justifies the assertion. Transport
rates variable, distance variable, and travel time variable were revealed as the
major parameters for selecting passengers and destination by disordered
minicab drivers in Akure. The study found that the Nested Logit model gives
better utility value than the Multinomial Logit model. Also, the major
parameters for selecting passengers and destination by disordered minicab
drivers in Akure are transport rates variable, distance variable, and travel
time variable. The study recommends that an accurate pricing policy of
minicab operation should be efficiently formulated, implemented, and
enacted to prevent overcharge and undercharge.




DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijaas.v11.i1.pp%25p

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