This paper presents the results of an analysis of intercity travel market segments in New York State's Empire Corridor (New York City-Albany-Buffalo). The intercity travel data were obtained from a stratified random sample of Empire Corridor residents that was taken in the spring of 1979. The survey collected information on respondents' intercity travel habits and model awareness, familiarity, and accessibility. Detailed analyses were performed on the Empire Corridor nonbusiness travel market. Tables were developed to show the demographic distributions and mean trip rates of nontravelers, light travelers (one to five trips per year), and heavy travelers (more than five trips per year). A multivariate statistical procedure, automatic interaction detector, was used to attempt to uncover the variables that best explain the variation in trip making. The results indicate that geographic stratum is the best travel segmentation variable. Other variables that have an important influence on intercity travel markets and concentrated in heavy travel corridors with Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) service (a measure of the information level of corridor residents). The variables collected in the survey had different effects on each geographic stratum, which supports the assumption that the intercity travel market is heterogeneous. (Author) services from urban and regional carriers into

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 62-65
  • Monograph Title: Transportation system analysis and planning 1980
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  • Accession Number: 00322238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030617
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM