THE IMPACT OF CONGESTION ON TRAFFIC LEVELS: THE CASE OF FERRY TRANSPORTATION

A model which characterizes the passenger and vehicle demand for ocean transportation services is hypothesized and empirically tested using data for the British Columbia ferry corporation. An important feature of the problem, characteristic of many transportation modes, is the simultaneous interaction between congestion and the level of demand. A single equation model containing congestion as an explanatory variable is estimated as is a simultaneous model containing a demand function and the congestion function. Results of the two estimates are compared and it is concluded that the simultaneous equations model performs better.(a)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Loose, V W
    • Roueche, L
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

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  • Accession Number: 00303124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM