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Subject/Keyword
TDM
Nested logit
Mode choice
Latent variables
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Zaman, Hamid
Supervisor and department
Dr. Khandker M. Nurul Habib (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Examining committee member and department
Dr. M David Checkel (Mechanical Engineering)
Dr. Zhi-Jun Qiu (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Dr. Mohamed Al-Hussein (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Department
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-04-15T16:15:10Z
Graduation date
2010-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Travel Demand Management (TDM) is now considered one of the most important aspects of transportation planning and operation. The prime objective of TDM is to develop a sustainable transportation system utilizing the existing infrastructure. It is now a well known fact that excessive use of single occupancy vehicle causes numerous problems like traffic congestion, environmental pollution etc. Thus, from TDM perspective, it is of great importance to analyze travel behaviour in order to influence people to reduce car use and choose more sustainable modes such as – carpool, public transit, park & ride, walk, bike etc. This study attempts an in-depth analysis of commuting mode choice behaviour using workplace commuter survey data from the City of Edmonton. Unlike traditional mode choice models, this study uses both instrumental and latent variables to better understand the choice process and analyzes their sensitivities with respect to TDM policies.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3CT5F
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