Title

ANALYSIS OF TRAFFIC CORIDOR IMPACTS FROM THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW ATHENS METRO SYSTEM

Authors

John C. Golias

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2002

Subject Area

land use - impacts, mode - rail, mode - subway/metro, operations - traffic, place - urban, ridership - mode choice

Keywords

Urban travel, Urban transit, Rapid transit, Mode choice, Modal choice, Heavy rail transit, Choice of transportation, Athens (Greece)

Abstract

New transit systems are viewed as an effective approach to dealing with concerns about automobile dependence and a degrading quality of life in many large cities. This paper concentrates on evaluating the impacts from the construction of a new subway system as these impacts pertain to traveler behavior and mode choice. Using the results from a revealed preference combined roadside and on-board survey from Athens, Greece, and utilizing a flexible disaggregate model specification (the heteroskedastic extreme value model) the results from the introduction of a new Metro system are evaluated. The results indicate that the demand for auto usage is fairly inelastic (with respect to both cost and time), and that Athens transit users are more sensitive to changes in cost rather than travel time. Further, the results indicate that increases in travel time and cost for the auto would increase the demand for the Metro, but not as much for the bus.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract given by Elsevier, copyright remains with them.

Comments

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