Intercity Travel Characteristics

by Ronald W. Pulling,

Serial Information: Journal of the Aero-Space Transport Division, 1965, Vol. 91, Issue 1, Pg. 1-14

Document Type: Journal Paper


A hypothesis is presented and a scientific model is proposed to aid engineering planners in forecasting travel between city pairs in the United States. Geographic factors such as the proximity of one city to another, the distance between cities and size of city affect travel. Economic factors such as individual worth and city classification, i.e., industrial, marketing, institutional, or balanced, also influence travel. Collection of more adequate data and use of more sophisticated forecasting techniques are essential to an improved transportation system.

Subject Headings: Interurban travel | Economic factors | Forecasting | Travel modes | Urban areas | Industries | Marketing | Data collection | United States

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