THE EFFECTS OF ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL TIME INFORMATION PRESENTATION STRATEGY ON DRIVER BEHAVIOR

This paper examines car commuters' route choice behavior in response to travel time information. Three types of travel time information presentation strategies are assumed: current travel time information; predictive travel time information, which is given by a minimum-maximum travel time pair; and travel time information pattern, which consists of 10 minutes before, 5 minutes before, and current travel time information. The three main findings follow. First, in response to travel time information, drivers' perceived travel time was much dispersed, and as a whole, drivers tended to be risk-averse. Driver's perception process in response to travel time information was affected by road type and driver's socioeconomic characteristics, such as driving experience, profession, and toll expressway utilization frequency. Second, the distribution of difference between perceived and provided travel time information suggested that, drivers' perceived travel time of surface road was much more dispersed with higher extra, compared with those of toll expressway. Finally, the estimated route choice models revealed that there was little difference in explanatory power between models with perceived travel time and models with provided travel time information.

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  • Authors:
    • Zhao, S
    • Muromachi, Y
    • HARATA, N
    • OHTA, K
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 1888

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  • Accession Number: 00724391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 6 1996 12:00AM