This study is concerned with a sensitivity analysis of the community savings provided by successful change-of-mode (park-and-ride) facilities in medium to large U.S. cities. The research was an early attempt to generalize the locational aspects of change-of-mode facilities and their benefits to the community. The determination of the community savings due to the diversion of trips from highway to change-of-mode facilities is a prerequisite in assessing the feasibility (success of park-and-ride facilities). Community savings (the summation of both user and nonuser benefits) are computed as the difference in travel costs by highway alone and or by change-of-mode facilities. Travel costs are simulated in a deterministic fashion and by using average unit costs for cities of different sizes and for different locations within a given city. The simulated community savings data are then used to develop a linear multiple regression equation to predict the savings.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-11
  • Monograph Title: Mode-change facilities
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902465X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1981 12:00AM