MONITORING THE EFFECTS OF THE DALLAS/FORTH WORTH REGIONAL AIRPORT ON LAND USE AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF RESEARCH REPORT 37

This report is in four parts. Each deals with some aspect of the impacts of the Dallas/Forth Worth Regional Airport on land use or travel behavior. At the same time, each part investigates the impacts of the airport as a case study of a more general and currently important problem. Thus, section one deals with showing how a common multivariate technique, factor analysis, can be used to isolate dimensions of land use change following a major transportation investment. Part two presents a model of political decision making in a region particularly affected by transportation change. Part three uses data from Dallas and Fort Worth to study the perception of time during travel; time perception of time from origin to destination influences whether a journey is made or not, and the route taken. Time condition is thus a major influence on traffic flows in cities; therefore, the general modeling and policy implications of time cognition are studied. Finally, travel behavior using existing and new land use facilities is examined. A technique (conjoint measurement) is used to identify how travelers perceive and use different destinations for a given trip purpose. Because this is a new application of the technique, the last part of the report focuses on problems of its application and their resolution. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Office of University Research.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Council for Advanced Transportation Studies
    Austin, TX  USA  78712
  • Authors:
    • Burnett, P
    • Chang, D
    • Gregory, C
    • Friedman, A
    • Montemayor, J
    • Prestwood, D
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM