The Effect of Road Network and Freight Transport Operation to the Development of the Region and Community Welfare in Langkat Regency
This study aims to determine the effect of the road network and the implementation of freight transportation on regional development and the community welfare in Langkat Regency. This type of research is associative and explanatory research whose data are obtained through surveys. The study population was drivers of motor vehicles transporting goods in Langkat Regency. The number of samples is 305 respondents by means of probability sampling and data analysis techniques using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The results showed that the road network variables did not significantly influence the community welfare, but the road network had a significant and positive effect on the community welfare through the development of the Langkat Regency. The implementation of freight transportation has a significant and positive effect on the community welfare partially, directly and through the development of the Langkat Regency. Regional development has a significant and positive effect on the community welfare of Langkat Regency.
Keywords - Road Network, Implementation of Freight Transportation, Regional Development, Community Welfare