TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS LEVEL OF SERVICE INDICES

This paper was presented at Session 25 - Transport and Accessibility. In this study, the travel choices of individuals are analysed, considering the effect of the transportation system characteristics on the systems level of service as perceived by the user. A sample consisting of 2695 trips obtained from the 1976 work trip survey for the city of Calgary (Canada) is used in the analysis. The sample is divided into two sub-samples, according to the socio-economic characteristics of the trip-makers as represented by the number of cars per household. An accessibility index is developed for each group, corresponding to every alternative transportation system available to the trip-maker in this group. This index, which represents a measure for the level of service from the users point of view, is based on the attractiveness of the destination and a behavioural impedance linear or non-linear function derived from a logit model. The results indicate that further work along this line can lead to an orderly procedure for the evaluation of alternative transportation systems (a). The number of the covering abstract of the conference is IRRD no. 239340. (TRRL)

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 36-42
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 6

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM