A COMPARISON OF CHICAGO, SAN FRANCISCO, AND CENTRE COUNTY COMMUTER TRAVEL PATTERNS AND WILLINGNESS-TO-PAY FOR ATIS IN CENTRE COUNTY

Data on advanced traveler information systems (ATIS) from a telephone survey conducted in Centre County, Pennsylvania, are compared to two mail-back surveys conducted in downtown Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area. Using multivariate statistical models, an attempt is made to examine differences in perception and behavior of commuters in metropolitan and small urban areas. Based on the comparative models, it appears that behavior and perceptions vary systematically across contexts and the traditional area classification into large urban areas, small urban areas, and rural areas may not be appropriate for intelligent transportation systems. In addition, more in depth analysis of the need for ATIS and willingness-to-pay are investigated for Centre County. In this study, the need for emergency devices was found the highest. Small urban area commuters who perceived a high need for ATIS were also willing to pay more.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Goulias, K G
    • Khattak, A J
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 2391

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726033
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1996 12:00AM