EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL POLICIES FOR INTERCITY PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION IN CANADA (ABRIDGMENT)

The study reported was the first attempt in Canada to carry out a national-scale multimodal passenger transportation policy analysis. The model is responsive to modal travel time and service frequency, modal fares, and city population and linguistic characteristics. Each policy option was interpreted and analyzed to deduce its effect on modal level of service or fare structure. The resulting amended modal travel times, service frequencies, and fares are then used in the demand model to estimate the effect of the policy on modal demand. The 1975 intercity air, bus, rail, and highway systems and subsequent variations were defined on the basis of 94 communities that represent two-thirds of the Canadian population. The results give a reasonable indication of the directions and relative strengths of modal-demand shifts in response to various policy options.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 77-81
  • Monograph Title: Forecasting passenger and freight travel
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026644
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM