STUDY OF THE TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR BETWEEN RIO DE JANEIRO, SAO PAULO, AND CAMPINAS

In this paper the passenger-demand studies and the preliminary economic evaluation of policies to meet the passenger travel demand within the Rio de Janeiro-Sao Paulo-Campinas Corridor are summarized; particular attention is paid to the introduction of a high-speed train service. Existing methods for travel-demand forecasting were not judged suitable, both because of their cross-elasticity problems and because of the volume of data required to calibrate them. Accordingly, a new direct-demand model was developed centered on a multilevel multinomial-logit mode-split formulation. By applying this methodology, the main results of the evaluation of high-speed train service showed that it is unlikely to be economically justified for the whole corridor. However, it appears to be warranted for part of the corridor-the Sao Paulo-Campinas link-under all hypotheses adopted.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-7
  • Monograph Title: Travel demand models: application, limitations and quantitative methods
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  • Accession Number: 00334187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031192
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM