A DYNAMIC MODEL OF TRAVEL MODE SWITCHING BEHAVIOR

An analogy is developed between individual traveler mode choice decisions and time dependent product adoption processes in consumer behavior. The structures of the adoption sequence is first described conceptually with reference to mode switching; this structure is then used to develop a simple mathematical model of mode switching behavior over time. Factors to be considered in interpreting and making the model operational are then discussed at some length. The model appears too complex for direct mathematical solution except in the simplest cases; it may however, be amenable to numerical estimation, given empirical data on mode switching behavior over time. /Author/

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    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Authors:
    • Hartgen, D T
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 45-58
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  • Accession Number: 00262618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM