OCCUPATION, COMMUTING, AND LIMITED-ACCESS HIGHWAY USE

RESULTS ARE REPORTED OF AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF OCCUPATIONAL DIFFERENTIALS IN LIMITED ACCESS HIGHWAY USE BY COMMUTERS IN GREATER NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT. THE STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO: (1) EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING CITY DIRECTORY DATA IN THE ANALYSIS OF WORK TRIPS, AND (2) EXPLORE THE POSSIBLE RELATIONSHIP OF OCCUPATIONAL DIFFERENCES TO COMMUTER USE OF LIMITED-ACCESS HIGHWAYS. THE OBJECT OF ANALYSIS IS THE POSSIBLE EXISTENCE OF OCCUPATINAL DIFFERENTIALS IN OPPORTUNITY TO USE THE WILBUR CROSS PARKWAY FOR COMMUTING PUROSES AMONG RESIDENTS OF GREATER NEW HAVEN. A SYSTEMATIC SAMPLE OF 3,516 EMPLOYED RESIDENTS OF THE GREATER NEW HAVEN AREA WAS DRAWN FROM THE 1958 EDITIONS OF THE TWO CITY DIRECTORIES. OCCUPATIONS WERE CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO A MODIFIED VERSION OF THE ALBA EDWARDS SCALE. OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORY WAS THEN RUN AGAINST USE OPPORTUNITY, WITH STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT RESULTS. THE SAMPLE WAS THEN CONTROLLED FOR TYPE OF COMMUTING. A RANDOM SUBSAMPLE OF 30 PERSONS WAS DRAWN FROM THE ORIGINAL SAMPLE AND INTERVIEWED AT HOME, AS A CHECK ON THE ACCURACY OF THE CITY DIRECTORY. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE STUDY HAS: (1) DEMONSTRATED THE FEASIBILITY OF USING CITY DIRECTORY DATA FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF WORK TRIP STUDIES CONDUCTED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, AND (2) SHOWN THAT OCCUPATIONAL DIFFERENTIALS AFFECT COMMUTER USE OF LIMITED-ACCESS HIGHWAYS.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 100-105
  • Monograph Title: Trip characteristics and traffic assignment
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00227901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:36AM