The purpose of the authors, in the above methodological study, is to construct a model enabling a forecast to be made of the choice between the different forms of transport made by passengers, based on a certain number of data relating to the passenger himself and the form of transport. For this purpose, they make use of a theory known as the Lancaster theory, which considers the disutility of travel by a form of transport to be a function of certain attributes of the journey made (time and cost, for example). They carry out a critical examination of two models constructed on this basis, showing brief details of the questionaires covering the surveys undertaken for test purposes, in order finally to propose a third, more elaborate, model, which is said to have provided forecasts of which 90% have proved to be accurate, and which could be used to establish the improvements to be made to public transport.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Appeared as #402 in International Railway Documentation, No. 4, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems

    Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  United States  27706
  • Authors:
    • Bruce, A W
    • Isserman, A
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

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  • Accession Number: 00046974
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Congress Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM