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How households use different types of vehicles: A structural driver allocation and usage model

  • Golob, Thomas F.
  • Kim, Seyoung
  • Ren, Weiping
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    The vehicle miles of travel for each vehicle in multi-vehicle households is modelled as a function of household characteristics, vehicle characteristics, and the matches of vehicle to driver in the satisfaction of travel desires. A structural equations model is developed in which principal driver characteristics, as well as vehicle miles of travel, are endogenous. There are links between how each vehicle is used and who in the household is each vehicle's principal driver. Each vehicle's usage can then be expressed in reduced-form equations as a function of exogenous household and vehicle type variables for forecasting purposes. The model is estimated on a 1993 sample of approximately 2000 multi-vehicle households in California.

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

    Volume (Year): 30 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 2 (March)
    Pages: 103-118

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:30:y:1996:i:2:p:103-118
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    1. Golob, Thomas F., 1990. "The Dynamics of Household Travel Time Expenditures and Car Ownership Decisions," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt1676t0bp, University of California Transportation Center.
    2. van Wissen, Leo & Golob, Thomas F., 1992. "A dynamic model of car fuel-type choice and mobility," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 77-96, February.
    3. Berkovec, James, 1985. "Forecasting automobile demand using disaggregate choice models," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 315-329, August.
    4. Hensher, David A. & Le Plastrier, Vicki, 1985. "Towards a dynamic discrete-choice model of household automobile fleet size and composition," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 19(6), pages 481-495, December.
    5. Brownstone, David & Bunch, David S. & Golob, Thomas F., 1994. "A Demand Forecasting System for Clean-Fuel Vehicles," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt79c3g7xv, University of California Transportation Center.
    6. Hensher, David A., 1985. "An econometric model of vehicle use in the household sector," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 303-313, August.
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