THE IMPACT OF ADVANCED TRANSIT INFORMATION ON COMMUTERS' MODE CHANGING

Advanced transit information can contribute to the improvement of transit service levels by providing their users with information on several transit attributes. These systems might encourage non-transit users to use public transit if the desired information is provided. This paper presents a study into the effects of advanced transit information systems on commuters' willingness to use transit and the market opportunities of such systems. To achieve the study's objectives, a computer-aided telephone interview (CATI) was conducted targeting two areas in Northern California (Sacramento and San Jose). The interview collected information on the most important information items that non-transit users seek to have about the transit services available to them. Then using an innovative customized stated preference design, commuters' propensity to use transit in case their preferred transit information items were available was investigated. The survey also addressed commuters' perceptions of transit, and transit users' satisfaction with the information currently available to them.

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  • Authors:
    • ABDEL-ATY, M A
    • Jovanis, P P
    • Kitamura, R
  • Publication Date: 1996-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00724366
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 1996 12:00AM