This study which concerned itself mainly with the process by which travellers in the California Corridor appear to choose among 12 available routes, demonstrated that multinomia type choice models calibrated separately for business and non-business traffic exhibt good explanatory traveller choice behavior. Abstract mode type models, however, which attempt to explain the demand generation and the choice process simultaneously do not appear to be as successful. The choice model assumes that the total demand is known and determines travellers choice by calculating the proportion of the total traffic that uses each route. The Abstract Model calculates the actual magnitude of the traffic on each route from a consideration of the distribution of population and income in the market and user perceived characteristics of each route.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for the Ames Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering
    Berkeley, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Kanafani, A
    • Gosling, G
    • Taghavi, S
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 57 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: NAS2-7879
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM