Title

COMBINED REVEALED AND STATED PREFERENCE NESTED LOGIT ACCESS AND MODE CHOICE MODEL FOR MULTIPLE MASS TRANSIT TECHNOLOGIES

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2001

Subject Area

planning - surveys, ridership - mode choice, mode - mass transit, mode - subway/metro

Keywords

Travel surveys, Transit, Tel Aviv (Israel), Stated preferences, Revealed preferences, Public transit, Nested logit models, Mode choice, Modal choice, Metropolitan areas, Mass transit, Logits, Logit models, Local transit, Conurbations, Choice of transportation, Access

Abstract

A combined stated preference (SP) and revealed preference nested logit model of access and main mode choice was developed for the Tel Aviv metropolitan area. The data used for model estimation include a conventional travel-activity survey and a customized, computerized SP survey. The model incorporates a generic mass transit alternative that represents any possible combination of existing and new technologies, such as heavy rail, enhanced bus, light rail, and suburban rail. The lower level of the nested logit model represents the access choice to the bus or mass transit alternatives, including walk, park and ride, kiss and ride, and bus access alternatives; the upper level represents the mode choice among bus, mass transit, car driver, and car passenger alternatives. Travel time reliability and seat availability are among the attributes of the public transportation alternatives.