WIT Press


Random Utility Approach To Re-designing The Passengers Interchange Node

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT090061

Volume

107

Pages

12

Page Range

51 - 62

Published

2009

Size

705 kb

Author(s)

P. Zito & G. Salvo

Abstract

The passengers interchange node is a complex infrastructure where the user can choose among different modal options for his/her trip. These transport infrastructures have various terminals (car park, bus stop, metro, light rail, railway, extra-urban and sub urban bus and so on). The passengers inside the interchange node have to reach these terminals, often walking with luggage and for long distances. We calibrated a discrete choice model taking into account attributes that are able to explain passenger behaviour by observed flows and the generalized least squares technique. Furthermore, an ex ante/ex post analysis was carried out in order to design and evaluate measures for incentive modal integration, improving perceived quality and transfer facilities in the walking path. Keywords: interchange node, random utility, discrete choice model.

Keywords

interchange node, random utility, discrete choice model