THE IMPACT OF WEATHER VARIABILITY ON INDIVIDUAL DESIRE TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT CASE STUDY: YOGYAKARTA- INDONESIA
Research about the relationship between weather with transport has several benefits which are tackling the impact caused by the behavior of the weather on the activities of transport and help governments and policy makers to pay attention to weather factors in every decisions both planning and implementation.
Indonesia as a tropical country has only two kinds of weather conditions are hot and rainy, but they certainly affect the transportation system directly or indirectly. In this study the authors use perception and the passenger experience as a primary data source to find the relationship between weather and public
transport further qualitative and quantitative approach. Author also conducted two approaches in analyzing the data that is both qualitative and quantitative. Author found that the number of passenger of public transport increase during heavy rains is about 8.9%, during strong wind is about 10.1%, and increase 3% when the temperature is higher. From the research results, weather can also affect desire, people behavior, perception of the condition of public transport, the type of vehicles used, the time of departure as well as the decisions of travel.