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A structural model of mode-activity choice: The case of commuter rail in a medium-size metropolitan area

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  • Sakano, Ryoichi
  • Benjamin, Julian

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Commuters in a medium size city may change how they travel from day to day during the week. A structural equations model is developed to examine commuter's planning decisions about activities and modes during a work day. The model is applied to the problem of selecting commuter rail in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. On a typical weekday, a commuter's mode choice is affected by activities at the destination. However, when the commuter is faced with a mix of travel modes over time, the mode choice becomes a significant predictor of non-work/school activities.

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  • Sakano, Ryoichi & Benjamin, Julian, 2011. "A structural model of mode-activity choice: The case of commuter rail in a medium-size metropolitan area," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 18(2), pages 434-445, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:18:y:2011:i:2:p:434-445
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    1. Li, Zhibin & Wang, Wei & Yang, Chen & Jiang, Guojun, 2013. "Exploring the causal relationship between bicycle choice and trip chain pattern," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 170-177.
    2. Elias, Wafa & Benjamin, Julian & Shiftan, Yoram, 2015. "Gender differences in activity and travel behavior in the Arab world," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 19-27.

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