ESTIMATING MULTIMODE TRANSIT USE IN A CORRIDOR ANALYSIS

A CHAIN OF MODELS, BASED ON THE UTILITARIAN THEORY OF TRAVEL MODE CHOICE, WAS USED TO REPRODUCE AND FORECAST USE ON COMPETING BUS AND RAIL FACILITIES IN A SUBURBAN CHICAGO CORRIDOR. THE MODELS WERE CALIBRATED BY DATA FROM A SURVEY AREA ENCOMPASSING ABOUT A FIFTH OF THE STUDY AREA POPULATION. NETWORKS AND TRIP TABLES WERE REDUCED FROM REGIONAL SCOPE FOR CORRIDOR APPLICATION. THE CORRIDOR-LEVEL ANALYSIS ALLOWED INEXPENSIVE TESTING OF MULTIPLE-DESIGN ALTERNATIVES. MODEL TEST EXHIBITED A SATISFACTORY ABILITY TO REPRODUCE DATA FROM STUDY AREA TRANSIT RIDER COUNTS AND SURVEYS, INCLUDING MODE SHIFTS RELATED TO INTRODUCTION OF THE SKOKIE SWIFT RAPID TRANSIT SERVICE. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 39-46
  • Monograph Title: Choice of Travel Mode and Considerations in Travel Forecasting
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309019869
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1972 12:00AM