A structural model of mode-activity choice: The case of commuter rail in a medium-size metropolitan area
place - north america, mode - rail, ridership - commuting, ridership - mode choice
Travel demand; Structural equations; Decision models; Small cities
Commuters in a medium size city may change how they travel from day to day during the week. A structural equations model is developed to examine commuter’s planning decisions about activities and modes during a work day. The model is applied to the problem of selecting commuter rail in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. On a typical weekday, a commuter’s mode choice is affected by activities at the destination. However, when the commuter is faced with a mix of travel modes over time, the mode choice becomes a significant predictor of non-work/school activities.
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Sakano, R., & Benjamin, J. (2011). A structural model of mode-activity choice: The case of commuter rail in a medium-size metropolitan area. Transport Policy, Vol, 18, (2), pp. 434-445.