Travel Characteristics and Mode Choice Behavior of Public Transport in China

By analyzing the travel diary data in Bengbu and Shenyang with descriptive statistics and logistic regression methods, this paper firstly discusses the continuity and commuting ability characteristics of public transport use, and then explores how individual/household attributes and travel-activity attributes affect public transport mode choice. The results show that, once the residents choose the motorcycles, private car or company car in their first trip, the possibility of using public transport in the day drops dramatically. The commuting ability characteristic of public transport use suggests the reasonable design for the connection of walk system, bike system and public transport system enhances the bus use. Some useful advices are given out in the end of this paper.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 2195-2200
  • Monograph Title: International Conference on Transportation Engineering 2009

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  • Accession Number: 01529196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410394
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 1:40PM