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The goal of this study is to model the numbers of trip generated in FCT, Abuja using socioeconomic characteristics of inhabitants to determine trip making. The authors utilized a correlational research design to evaluate the association between the number of trips made per day and socioeconomic characteristics (such as age, gender, marital status, monthly income, education, occupation, and the number of cars owned). The authors purposefully administered1500 surveys to Abuja residents using simple random approaches. The collected data was analyzed with frequency and percentages. While the numbers of trips per day was modelled with multiple linear regression. The findings reveals that 33.9% of the residents of Abuja make 6-7 trips per day. In addition to the findings, the socioeconomic characteristics stated above were a good predictor of the number of trips made per day by Abuja residents. The study concluded that since there is higher proportion of private car on FCT, Abuja’s Road compares to the public transport this may results to serious traffic challenge in the future. The study recommends that the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) through the ministry of transport should resurrect the abandoned light rail project in Abuja and ensure that the metro lines are effectively connected, which will minimize the number of private cars on Abuja's roads.

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Trip generation socioeconomic features FCTA numbers of trips, & Trip prediction

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IMAM, I., & OHIDA , M. E. (2024). MODELLING OF TRIP GENERATION IN FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA (FCTA): INFLUENCE OF RESIDENTS SOCIOECONOMIC FEATURES ON TRIPS MAKING. JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND ALLIED RESEARCH, 8(4), 132–144. Retrieved from https://jearecons.com/index.php/jearecons/article/view/350

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