IS MODAL CHOICE MODELLING BECOMING OBSOLETE?

Increasing emphasis on promoting public transport and restricting the car during the 1960s led to changes in urban transport modelling. Models depicting choice of mode as a consequence of continuous adjustments to differences in modal generalised costs were introduced. Doubts that this concept of choice is valid are growing. Recent studies indicate very little choice of public transport, providing a car is available for use, while theoretical work has stressed the importance of habitual selection. The size of the error term in estimating small amounts of effective choice suggests that little accuracy is gained by using conventional choice modelling. Moreover, the modal choice issue is becoming less important as transport policy evolves and problems are seen in a fresh light. /Author/TRRL/

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    • Australian Transport Research Forum. Fourth Annual Meeting, May 24-26, 1978, Perth, Forum Papers.
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    Western Australia Director General of Transport

    68 St. Georges TCE
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 

    Director General of Transport Western Australia

    68 St Georges Terrace
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • STARKIE, DNM
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00183428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM