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Discrete choice modelling of combined mode and departure time

Bajwa, Shamas , Bekhor, Shlomo , Kuwahara, Masao , & Chung, Edward (2008) Discrete choice modelling of combined mode and departure time. Transportmetrica, 4(2), pp. 155-177.

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Abstract

Typical daily decision-making process of individuals regarding use of transport system involves mainly three types of decisions: mode choice, departure time choice and route choice. This paper focuses on the mode and departure time choice processes and studies different model specifications for a combined mode and departure time choice model. The paper compares different sets of explanatory variables as well as different model structures to capture the correlation among alternatives and taste variations among the commuters. The main hypothesis tested in this paper is that departure time alternatives are also correlated by the amount of delay. Correlation among different alternatives is confirmed by analyzing different nesting structures as well as error component formulations. Random coefficient logit models confirm the presence of the random taste heterogeneity across commuters. Mixed nested logit models are estimated to jointly account for the random taste heterogeneity and the correlation among different alternatives. Results indicate that accounting for the random taste heterogeneity as well as inter-alternative correlation improves the model performance.

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ID Code: 37391
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Departure time choice; mode choice; nested logit; cross-nested logit; error component logit; mixed logit; value of time; value of schedule delay
DOI: 10.1080/18128600808685681
ISSN: 1812-8602
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Simulation and Modelling (080110)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700)
Deposited On: 05 Oct 2010 14:45
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:05

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