EFFECTS OF RESTRAINED HIGHWAY SPEEDS ON PROJECTIONS OF TRAVEL PATTERNS AND MODAL CHOICE

THE INVESTIGATION WAS MADE IN 3 STAGES: AT THE TIME THAT CHOICE OF TRAVEL MODE IS MADE, AT THE TIME OF TRIP DISTRIBUTION, AND AT THE TIME THAT AUTOMOBILE AND TRANSIT TRIPS ARE ASSIGNED TO THEIR RESPECTIVE NETWORKS. THE COMPARISON IS MADE AGAINST THE SIMULATED TRAVEL PATTERN THAT IS BASED ON HIGHWAY SPEEDS, PREVIOUSLY DETERMINED AS POLICY SPEEDS. THE RESULTS INDICATE THAT A 15% INCREASE OF TRANSIT TRIPS IN REGIONS LIKE THE PHILADELPHIA SMSA. THIS 10% INCREASE IN TRANSIT CORRESPONDS TO APPROXIMATELY A 1.7% REDUCTION IN HIGHWAY TRIPS. THE MAJOR TRANSIT DIVERSION OCCURS IN WORK TRIPS AND IN CENTRAL CITY TRIPS. MOST OF THE DIVERSION (ABOUT 70%) TOOK PLACE WITHIN THE CENTRAL PART OF THE REGION AND ALONG THE CORRIDOR OF THE NEW RAPID TRANSIT LINE FROM PHILADELPHIA OF LINDENWOLD. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 65-79
  • Monograph Title: Choice of Travel Mode and Considerations in Travel Forecasting
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241636
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309019869
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1972 12:00AM