MODAL CHOICE MODELS: INTRODUCTION AND SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

The introduction to this bibliography discusses briefly the concept of modal split models, including the characteristics of both pre-distribution and post-distribution models. It is indicated that the data base used for predicting modal split allocation among the competing modes is obtained from origin-destination surveys, the U.S. census, and attitudinal and behavioral data. A literature review disclosed that, with respect to modal split models, most of the literature has addressed the question of preferences indirectly, by focussing on the decision to use one mode of transportation rather than another. The studies have primarily been concerned with the journey to work and research has fallen into three general areas. First, there is the type of study which relates mass transportation usage to physical and social characteristics of the city, such as size, density and age, population, income, race and automobile ownership. Secondly, models of modal choice have been developed to explain and predict public transport and private car usage for the work trip between specified geographic zones in urban areas. Thirdly, some researchers have developed models to explain and predict individual modal choice behavior, taking account of individual travel and household characteristics. The bibliography contains references to articles, books, and reports.

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  • Authors:
    • DAVIES, S
    • Alpert, M I
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 43 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00083288
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #692
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30093
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1981 12:00AM