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Transportation serviceability analysis for metropolitan commuting corridors based on modal choice modeling

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  • Zhao, Hui
  • Yan, Xuedong
  • Gao, Ziyou
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    Major commuting corridors in metropolitan areas generally comprise multiple transportation modes for commuters, such as transit (subways or buses), private vehicles, or park-and-ride combinations. During the morning peak hour, the commuters would choose one of the available transportation modes to travel through the corridors from rural/suburban living areas to urban working areas. This paper introduces a concept of transportation serviceability to evaluate a transportation mode’s service status in a specific link, route, road, or network during a certain period. The serviceability can be measured by the possibility that travelers choose a specific type of transportation service at a certain travel cost. The commuters’ modal-choice possibilities are calculated using a stochastic equilibrium model based on general travel cost. The modeling results illustrate how transportation serviceability is influenced by background traffic flow in a corridor, value of comfort for railway mode, and parking fee distribution.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

    Volume (Year): 49 (2013)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 270-284

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    Keywords: Commuting corridors; Park and ride; Transportation serviceability; Modal choice behavior; Stochastic equilibrium model;

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