INTEGRATING COMMUTER INFORMATION NEEDS IN THE DESIGN OF A MOTORIST INFORMATION SYSTEM

This paper presents the results of a large sample survey designed to investigate the response of commuters to the delivery of traffic information. The main purpose of the survey was to investigate the impact of traffic information on commuters route choices, mode choices, and departure times in order to provide functional requirements for the design of a real-time motorist information system. The surveyed population consisted of 3,893 freeway motorists who routinely commuted to a central business district. The results of the survey indicated that four distinct commuter subgroups existed with respect to their traffic information needs. These groups were: (1) route changers, those willing to change routes on or before entering the freeway (20.6 percent), (2) nonchangers, those unwilling to change time, route, or mode (23.4 percent), (3) time and route changers, (40.1 percent), and (4) pretrip changers, those willing to change time, mode, or route before leaving the house (15.9 percent).

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • Barfield, W
    • Haselkorn, M
    • Spyridakis, J
    • Conquest, L
  • Publication Date: 1991-3

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  • Accession Number: 00615038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM