THE FLEXIBILITY OF DEPARTURE TIMES FOR WORK TRIPS

We examine the flexibility of departure times for the journey to work making use of data gathered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Measured travel time peaking is pronounced for trips into the Pittsburgh central business district, although the variation in travel time is low for a particular route, mode and departure time. Estimation of a logit model of simultaneous mode and departure time interval choice is reported. Departure time decisions are found to be much more flexible (elastic) than are mode choices. Some implications for dynamic or time dependent transportation system management strategies are considered.(a)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • Hendrickson, C
    • Plank, E
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

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  • Accession Number: 00387988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 088
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM