WIT Press


Analysis Of Non-home-based Trips In The Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT020051

Volume

60

Pages

10

Published

2002

Size

499 kb

Author(s)

J.J. Lour & A. Anjomani

Abstract

In the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area these two cities have long been recognized as having very different public policies in addition to numerous other differences, The research presented here evaluates the possible benefits of evaluating these two areas separately in the travel mode choice analysis. Described are preliminary non-home-base individual mode choice models in the form of multinominal logit function for the Dallas segment and the Fort Worth part of the region area to assist in further exploration of the different travel mode choice characteristics of tie two areas. In general, comparison results indicate that separate mode choice models for the Dallas area and the Fort Worth area will provide better accuracy to serve each area’s transportation planning and forecasting purposes.

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