How Useful Can Be Mode Choice Modeling for Decision Makers?

The recent increasing popularity of mode-choice models among decision makers and consequently changes in modeling practices have led the French ministry of transport to take stock of the situation with the final aim of publishing guidelines about mode-choice modeling. Developing a mode-choice model that can provide a good appraisal requires a lot of care with many details: the authors investigated the formulation and estimation methods of generalized costs, the use of statistics to properly calibrate the model, the problem of segmentation and disaggregation levels, and the description of parameters (and their elasticities) that can be used in specifying mode-choice models. The authors also dealt with methodological problems: how to integrate exogenous variables, and how to take into account emerging modal alternatives. This work is not only meant to directly improve the quality of the models by providing guidelines and advice: it should also help transit authorities to better understand these tools. The authors thereby aim to contribute to an efficient analysis of modal choice in the future.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01529554
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2014 2:35PM