HOMOGENEITY OF MODELS OF TRANSPORT MODE CHOICE: THE DIMENSIONS OF TRIP LENGTH AND JOURNEY PURPOSE

This paper reports the development of disaggregate, behavioral models of transport mode choice along two new dimensions. The scope of disaggregate modeling is extended to an intercity context and the range of journey purposes is broadened to include social/recreational and business travel, as well as the journey to/from work. The intercity models developed should be viewed in the context of recent trends in demand modeling. Instead of arbitrarily selecting a mode as a base on the grounds that in term of speed, or cost, or comfort, the approach advocated in this paper examines the choice actually made by the traveler. The results reported lead to the conclusion that doubts as to the homogeneity of the transport mode choice decision are fully justified. This paper has investigated mode choice behavior stratified along two dimensions, journey purpose and trip length, and the analysis clearly demonstrates that the same mode choice process is not reflected in each case.

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    Regional Science Research Institute

    P.O. Box 8776
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19101
  • Authors:
    • Watson, P L
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

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  • Pagination: p. 247-257
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  • Accession Number: 00081310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1981 12:00AM