This paper suggests approaches to advancing the behavioral theory of travel demand and discusses some currently unresolved empirical questions on the determinants of travel behavior. Urban travel demand is the result of aggregation over the urban population, each member of which is making individual travel decisions based on his personal needs and environment. Travel is not normally an end objective of the consumer but rather a concomitant of other activities such as work, shopping, and recreation. Thus, it is natural to analyze travel demand within the framework of the consumption activity--i.e., household production models. Selected results are presented from a pilot study of rapid transit demand forecasting in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    North-Holland Publishing Company

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  • Authors:
    • McFadden, D
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Accession Number: 00097234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1982 12:00AM