COMMUTER PRE-TRIP DECISIONS, ROUTE CHOICES, AND EN-ROUTE PATH SELECTION UNDER REAL-TIME INFORMATION: EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS

This paper addresses en-route path selection and day-to-day pre-trip departure time and route choices by commuters under real-time information availability. It is based on the data collected from a set of experiments using a dynamic interactive travel simulator for laboratory studies of the user responses under real-time information. These experiments involve commuters who simultaneously interact with each other within a simulated traffic corridor that consists of alternative travel facilities with differing characteristics. These commuters can determine their departure time and route at the origin and their path selection en-route at various decision nodes along their trip. The experimental data is used to develop and calibrate a set of behavioral models of the user's responses to real-time information. These models are intended for integration within evaluation frameworks of the effectiveness of real-time information. In addition, the substantive insights provide guidance for the design of real-time information contents and systems.

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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Mahmassani, H S
    • Liu, Y-H
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1860

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1996 12:00AM