Analysis of Work Trips Made by Taxi in Canadian Cities

This paper presents 2 regression models for work trips made by taxi for the year 1996 and the year 2001, respectively, for 25 Canadian cities. These regression models indicate the primary factors that influence work commuting by taxi. Two major factors are identified: the total number of work trips made by public transit and the total number of low-income households. The 2001 regression model indicates an increase of the value of the transit commuter's coefficient from its 1996 figure. These results highlight the important role that taxis play in: 1) decreasing the demand for parking especially in urban cores and 2) serving the transportation disadvantaged population especially in outlying areas poorly served by public transport.

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    • Kattan, Lina
    • de Barros, Alexandre G
    • Wirasinghe, S C
  • Publication Date: 2010-1


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  • Accession Number: 01156848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 3 2010 1:11PM