CHOICE OF ACCESS MODE TO INTERCITY TERMINALS

Disaggregate demand models are developed for Canada's national capital region (Ottawa-Hull and vicinity) for the choice of access mode to intercity transportation terminals. Models that consider a choice of five alternative access modes are reported for the airport, railroad station, and intercity bus terminals. The results show that considerations of convenience (walking time, schedule frequency, and baggage handling) and dominant factors in the choice of access mode. The models are applied to test passenger preference for several proposed strategies for improving access to intercity transportation terminals in the region. The evaluation indicates that, although more direct and faster public limousine and transit services will produce a modest increase in mode share, shared-ride taxi services offer a better compromise between the low cost of public transportation and the convenience of the private automobile and conventional taxi service. (Authors)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 47-53
  • Monograph Title: Passenger travel forecasting
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029813
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM