Data from a questionnaire survey that is the principal source of information on individual characteristics are subject to sampling errors and nonsampling biases. In aggregate data, sampling errors are usually small because a large sample is more easily obtainable and the data are also free from nonsampling biases. This paper develops a data combination and updating method that corrects survey data for nonresponse biases and reduces sampling errors by statistically combining survey data with aggregate data. This method is applied to the estimation of an origin-destination (O-D) table stratified by market segments. The O-D matrix entries and parameters of a nonresponse bias model are estimated by the maximum likelihood estimation method. An application for an intercity rail corridor is presented.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 40-47
  • Monograph Title: Demand forecasting and trip generation - route choice dynamics
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  • Accession Number: 00489555
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309047692
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1989 12:00AM