Effects of Pre-Trip Traffic Information on Intercity Traveler’s Mode Choice Behaviors

Pre-trip traffic information is one of the crucial components that affect traveler�s mode choice behaviors on intercity transportation corridors. Besides traveler�s socioeconomic characteristics and transportation system�s levels of service, there exists a specific relationship between pre-trip traffic information and user�s internal decision process that jointly affect intercity traveler�s mode choice behaviors. The present research employed latent variable models to investigate the effects and/or value of pre-trip traffic information on intercity users� mode choice behaviors. The empirical results indicated that certain latent variables inherent in travelers did influence users� intention in selecting a specific transportation mode. It was also found that by incorporating the significant latent variables into a discrete choice model to estimate intercity transportation systems� market share, it is able to slightly improve model�s performance.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01015783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 2005 11:42AM