Freight Transportation Mode Choice between Train and Truck Case Study of Bandung-Jakarta Freight Movement

Freight Transportation Mode Choice between Train and Truck
Case Study of Bandung-Jakarta Freight Movement

Robby Satria
Study Program of Civil Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology,
Jalan Ganesha 10 Bandung 40235 Indonesia

Sony S Wibowo
Assistant Professor of Study Program of Civil Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology,
Jalan Ganesha 10 Bandung 40235 Indonesia

Idwan Santoso
Associate Professor of Study Program of Civil Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology,
Jalan Ganesha 10 Bandung 40235 Indonesia

ABSTRACT:

Freight movement between Bandung– Jakarta can be carried out using freight train (rail-based) or truck (road-based).
Recently, mostly the number of freight delivered from Bandung to Jakarta is by truck and less proportion by train. The objective of this study
is to evaluate the freight transportation mode choice between Bandung (e.g. center of fabric manufacture) and Jakarta (international hub port
of Tanjung Priok). This study is come from the research question, i.e. why the freight movement by train is hardly ever than truck and what
factors that affecting the determining the mode. The interesting finding from this research, except the common factors, there is a role of the
freight owner in the mode selection. Some policy implications were developed to encourage more using in train, especially in considered of
development of Container Center of Tanjung Priok Hub Port and the limited capacity of toll road network between Bandung and Jakarta.

Keywords: model choice, freight transportation, freight policies


3 thoughts on “Freight Transportation Mode Choice between Train and Truck Case Study of Bandung-Jakarta Freight Movement

    1. actually im still looking my topic for my PhD degree, any idea? i dont know, i think i will re-concept my topic similar to my Professor in my campus later.

  1. Robby I istill keep watching your situation. I know also that a love lost is a deep hurt. I now keep a motto pn my wall “love like it’s never going to hurt” and I hope you will find the right path.

    I’m sure by helping your Mom you are doing the right thing. If our President Obama could do one thing different it would be get close to his Mom before her untimely passing.

    Judy Clark judith.clark@gmail.com

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