Estimation and Testing of Alternative Approaches to Model Intercity Rail Ridership

by Frank S. Koppelman, Northwestern Univ, Evanston, United States,
Thomas J. Adler, Northwestern Univ, Evanston, United States,
Bruce Williams, Northwestern Univ, Evanston, United States,
Chandra Bhat, Northwestern Univ, Evanston, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Speed Ground Transportation Systems I: Planning and Engineering

Abstract: Assessment of proposals to improve intercity rail transportation service requires careful evaluation of their economic, developmental and environmental impacts. This paper addresses the problem of providing accurate prediction of future ridership and the extent of ridership diversion from alternative travel modes. The paper identifies critical issues in rail ridership prediction and outlines alternative approaches to resolve these issues.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Ridership | Interurban travel | Environmental issues | Model tests | Mathematical models | Economic factors

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