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The influence of quality and price on the demand for urban transport: the case of university students

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  • Bilbao Ubillos, J.
  • Fernández Sainz, A.

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The aim of this work is to estimate a transport demand function for university students in the Bilbao area and to obtain the main variables that condition this demand. To do this, we use a nested logit model. First, we estimate price and time elasticities, and second the potential effects of changing the available supply of public transport in order to draw new collective transport users away from private vehicles.

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  • Bilbao Ubillos, J. & Fernández Sainz, A., 2004. "The influence of quality and price on the demand for urban transport: the case of university students," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 38(8), pages 607-614, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:38:y:2004:i:8:p:607-614
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    1. Cattaneo, Mattia & Malighetti, Paolo & Paleari, Stefano & Redondi, Renato, 2016. "The role of the air transport service in interregional long-distance students’ mobility in Italy," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 93(C), pages 66-82.
    2. Philippe Barla & Nathanaël Lapierre & Ricardo Alvarez Daziano & Markus Herrmann, 2012. "Reducing Automobile Dependency on Campus: Evaluating the Impact TDM Using Stated Preferences," Cahiers de recherche CREATE 2012-3, CREATE.
    3. Espino, Raquel & de Dios Ortúzar, Juan & Román, Concepción, 2007. "Understanding suburban travel demand: Flexible modelling with revealed and stated choice data," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 41(10), pages 899-912, December.
    4. Mattia Cattaneo & Paolo Malighetti & Stefano Paleari & Renato Redondi, 2015. "Evolution of long distance students? mobility: the role of transport infrastructures in Italy," ERSA conference papers ersa15p1231, European Regional Science Association.

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