A BEHAVIOURAL MODEL FOR THE MODAL CHOICE IN THE TRIP-CHAINS

This paper proposes a modal split that reproduces the choice of the predominant transport mode in a trip-chain. The specified model is a multinomial logit type, with 5 choice alternatives: foot, motorcycle, car by driver, car by passenger, and bus. In formulating the systematic utility of the choice alternatives, in addition to variables representative of the supply performances, as travel time and cost, some socioeconomic variables are also included. Moreover, 2 variables, referred to the type of activity and the number of trips made during the tour, are considered: the influence of these last factors is often disregarded in the modal split models reported in the literature. In this research, the aforementioned variables have been considered to analyze the phenomenon, not only in relation to the supply performances, but also to take into account the user's behavior. The models were calibrated on the basis of a survey made in a medium-sized town and met the usual statistical tests for goodness-of-fit.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 171-182
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  • Accession Number: 00960644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1853129615
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2003 12:00AM