TRAVELER PREFERENCE FOR FARE ALTERNATIVES AS A TRANSPORTATION PLANNING INPUT

This paper deals with the effect of fare policy and transit service plans on mode-choice behavior. These issues were studied in the context of coordinating a new rail rapid transit service in San Francisco with the existing surface bus system in order to maximize the overall service level. To aid the process of simulating the effects of various bus and rail service plans and joint fare structures under study, a disaggregate model of sub-modal-choice behavior was developed. The model was calibrated with data collected in a field survey of bus patrons. These data were used to estimate the relative influence of fare level and time savings on sub-modal-choice behavior and to forecast the probable extent of rail rapid transit usage by current bus riders. Although the specific questions posed in this study were geographically unique, the underlying technical and policy issues could be applied to other similar situations involving the introduction of a new transportation service or facility.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 45-58
  • Monograph Title: TRAVEL BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023742
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1981 12:00AM