Activity start time and duration: incorporating regret theory into joint discrete–continuous models

Activity start time and duration decisions are two key elements of activity-travel behaviour. As an effort towards a more realistic representation of individuals’ decision behaviour, this paper presents a new copula-based joint model of activity start time and duration. The authors incorporate the regret theory into the joint modelling framework, which assumes that individuals tend to avoid the situation where non-chosen alternatives outperform the chosen one in one or more attributes. The proposed joint model comprises a hybrid utility-regret model as the discrete component to estimate activity start time and a hazard duration model as the continuous component to estimate activity duration. The comparative analysis of estimation results reveals that the proposed structure is statistically superior to the utility-based joint model and independent models. The authors also found that applying the regret-based decision rule for variables of travel time and travel time variability significantly improves the model.

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    • © 2018 Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited. Abstract reprinted with permission of Taylor & Francis.
  • Authors:
    • Golshani, Nima
    • Shabanpour, Ramin
    • Auld, Joshua
    • Mohammadian, Abolfazl (Kouros)
  • Publication Date: 2018-10


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  • Accession Number: 01678594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2018 3:01PM