Understanding the Revolution in Travel Information: A Model of Information Source Acquisition and Use

A range of new technologies are creating opportunities to gather and disseminate unprecedentedly detailed and up-to-date information about the transport system. This has resulted in a revolution in travel information services with competing suppliers offering a wide variety of information formats and content of varying scope, quality and timeliness. In this paper, the authors propose a new modelling approach to the relation between travel information and travel behaviour which focuses on acquisition and consumption of specific travel information products and services, and the specific impact of these information consumption behaviours on travel behaviour. This paper presents an initial empirical application of this framework, using data from the Scottish Household Survey (SHS). The preliminary results shown in these analyses are intuitively coherent. Internet use indicator, age and income are shown to be the factors with the largest effect on the type of media that respondents use to acquire travel information.


  • English

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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: 01529694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2014 1:26PM