THE URBAN TRAVEL DEMAND FORECASTING PROJECT. PHASE I FINAL REPORT SERIES, VOLUME VI. ATTITUDES, BELIEFS, AND TRANSPORTATION BEHAVIOR
This volume includes detailed descriptions of several studies based substantially on subjective data, reflecting travelers' beliefs, attitudes, and intentions. Research topics were: (1) the importance of various travel attributes as influences on choices among car, bus, and BART commuting, and (2) attitudes reflecting basic preferences for auto and transit travel. Chapter 1 presents definitions of beliefs, attitudes, and intentions for use throughout the text and it discusses the relationships of the concepts to each other, to objective measures of physical phenomena, to the concept of utility, and to behavior. Chapter 2 describes a study of ten different travel attributes and their relative importance as influences on choices among car, bus, and BART for traveling to work in the San Francisco Bay Area. Attributes include cost, total travel time, dependability, relaxation, safety from accidents, use of time while traveling, flexibility, seat availability, safety from crime, and waiting time. Chapter 3 describes two studies of attitudes related to the basic characteristics of auto and transit travel--characteristics that do not vary substantially for different trips. References, tables, and figures are included.
- See also Volume 8 dated Jun 77, PB-270 931 and Volume 11 dated August 77, PB-274318. Performed under Grants NSF-GI-43740 and NSF-APR74-20392.
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- Johnson, M A
- Publication Date: 1977-8
- Pagination: 100 p.
- TRT Terms: Attitudes; Automobiles; Behavior; Buses; Competition; Forecasting; Mode choice; Passenger comfort; Public opinion; Public transit; Rapid transit; Safety; Surveys; Transportation modes; Transportation operations; Transportation planning; Travel budgets; Travel costs; Travel demand; Travel patterns; Travel time; Urban areas; Urban transportation; Waiting time
- Identifier Terms: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transportation management
- Geographic Terms: California
- Old TRIS Terms: Modal selection; Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Society;
- Accession Number: 00169705
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-RR-77-12 Final Rpt., NSF/RA-770281
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM