Rise of Interjurisdictional Commuters and Their Mode Choice: Evidence from the Chicago Metropolitan Area

Parallel with the rapid regional economic development and urban sprawl, the phenomenon of interjurisdictional commuting with the associated greater dependence on car and long-distance trips has brought new challenges to urban planning with transport sustainability concerns. However, existing empirical literature focusing on the phenomenon is scarce. This paper contributes to the limited number of investigations on the characteristics of interjurisdictional commuters and explores the determinants of the mode choice in their journey to work. Based on the disaggregate survey data in Chicago metropolitan area, the difference between common commuters and interjurisdictional commuters in their socioeconomic characteristics and travel pattern is illustrated. The empirical results indicate that income, car and driving license ownership, and travel time have significant impacts on the mode choice of this specific population. Additionally, working patterns such as teleworking is also a significant predictor that has possible policy implications.


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  • Accession Number: 01633989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 1 2017 9:37AM