Stated Preference Surveys And The Valuation Of Urban Transport Systems
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Stated Preference (SP) surveys are widely used in the transport sector as far as the investigation of travel behaviour and demand modelling is concerned. Results from SP surveys that were carried out in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece, for various transport projects are presented in the framework of this paper. More specifically, these results concern the metro system, the submerged tunnel, the sea transport system, a modern technology parking station (stated and revealed preference survey) and a bus passenger information system. The willingness-topay values are also presented in this paper. It is concluded that the use of SP surveys provides valuable information in the planning process for an efficient transport system. Keywords: Stated Preference (SP), willingness-to-pay, valuation, public transport, metro, submerged tunnel. 1 Introduction It is essential for authorities, organisations, and companies that take decisions concerning transport projects or policies, to know and understand the way individuals make their trip choices. Stated Preference (SP) surveys have been used worldwide in recent decades in order to allow individuals to make a choice between various alternatives in the transport sector (e.g., different transport modes). The use of SP surveys can nowadays be accepted \“as a logical approach to extending the behavioural response space for studies of traveler behaviour and travel demand” . It must be mentioned that SP surveys play an important role in the development of a sustainable urban transportation system . There are
Stated Preference (SP), willingness-to-pay, valuation, public transport, metro, submerged tunnel.