THEORIES OF TRANSPORT MODE SELECTION

THEORIEN DER VERKEHRSMITTELWAHL

THE STUDY IS CONCERNED WITH ECONOMIC, THEORETICAL MODELS OF CHOICE OF TRANSPORT MODE IN LONG DISTANCE PASSENGER TRANSPORT. THE APPROPRIATE MODELS OF CHOICE ARE CONTAINED AS SUB-MODELS IN A LARGE PROPORTION OF THE MODELS USED FOR PREDICTING TRAFFIC DEMANDS AND FOR COST-BENEFIT CALCULATIONS. THESE ARE COMPARED WITH RESPECT TO THEIR STRUCTURE, THE UNDERLYING BEHAVIOURAL ASSUMPTIONS AND THEIR ANALYTICAL PREDICATIVE CAPABILITIES. THE PREDOMINANT METHOD OF OPERATION IS THE USE OF INDIVIDUAL BENEFIT FUNCTIONS IN WHICH THE ATTRIBUTES OF THE MODES OF TRANSPORT ARE CONTAINED AS VARIABLE ARGUMENTS. THE TYPE OF COMPARISON OF ATTRIBUTE DISTINCTIONS AS WELL AS THE QUESTION (OFTEN EXAMINED PSYCHOMETRICALLY) AS TO HOW FAR REFERENCE PARAMETERS OR THRESHOLD VALUES ENTER INTO THE CALCULATIONS ARE AT THE HEART OF THE MODEL INVESTIGATION. THE MAIN CHAPTERS DEAL WITH THE PRESENTATION OF DETERMINISTIC AND STOCHASTIC MODELS; THERE IS A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE THEORY OF TRAFFIC DEMAND, AND ONE CHAPTER DEALS WITH THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF THE COORDINATION OF MODES. (A).

  • Authors:
    • WEIGEL, W
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 01302067
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 8:30AM