Evaluating the Role of Mass Transit and its Effect on Fuel Efficiency in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana

Emanuel Kwabena Anin, Jonathan Annan, Alexander Fianko Otchere

Abstract


The priority of every government is to develop the economy of its country to raise the living standard of the citizenry. Mass transit system plays a vital role in this quest. The energy demand within the transport subsector is immense. Indeed Ghana subsidises petroleum products by GH¢45 million monthly and the government of Ghana is faced with the dilemma of whether or not this subsidy be removed as it is putting pressure on national budget. For this reason the need for energy efficiency management has become imperative. This study assessed the role of mass transit in urban transportation system and how it affects energy demand. Secondary data was used for the study. The study revealed that the use of mass transit would reduce energy demand within the transport sector due to its fuel efficiency potentials. Therefore expanding the intra-city mass transit services within Kumasi Metropolis could offer one of the most effective, efficient and feasible strategy for improving fuel efficiency within the transport sub sector. Therefore policy decision should give attention to metro mass transit services within metropolitan areas.

 


Keywords


Mass transit; Energy demand; Fuel efficiency; Urban transportation system; Kumasi

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/ijbsr.v3i3.60

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