Impedance Minimization Travel Choice Process

by Edward A. Beimborn, Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Systems-Design, Coll. of Engrg. and Applied Sci., Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI,


Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 2, Pg. 177-190


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: A general theory of the mode choice-travel demand process is given. The concept of mode choice may be broadened to one of travel choice wherein a traveler's choice of mode, destination, route and whether or not to travel may be simultaneously treated. A series of utility curves is developed to illustrate this process and to indicate the effects of transportation variables and the travelers value system upon his choices. A model based upon this structure is described which deals with any number of modes. The effects of certain parameters on the model are also described.

Subject Headings: Travel modes | Route preferences | Curvature | Structural models | Parameters (statistics)

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