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Alvin Patrick M. Valentin

Commuting Behavior in a Private University in the Philippines

A private university in the Philippines is currently implementing a shuttle service program that transports students and employees of the different units of the university from different areas in Metro Manila to the campus, and vice-versa. Ridership data during the pilot test of the program revealed that most of the participants of the program are students from the basic education unit. As such, to aid in reducing CO2 emissions and the volume of cars being brought to the campus, a study on the commuting behavior of the students and employees from the higher education unit of the university was conducted. A random sample of 264 students and employees from the HEU were obtained. Relevant demographic, background, and commuting behavior variables were gathered from the participants. The findings of the study could be used as basis to improve the shuttle service.