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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17161

Title: The Joint Modelling of Trip Timing and Mode Choice
Authors: Day, Nicholas
Advisor: Miller, Eric
Department: Civil Engineering
Keywords: travel behaviour
work trip timing
mode choice
hazard model
logit model
joint model
peak spreading
time of day choice
Issue Date: 24-Feb-2009
Abstract: This thesis jointly models the 24 hour work trip timing and mode choice decisions of commuters in the Greater Toronto Area. A discrete-continuous specification, with a multinomial logit model for mode choice and an accelerated time hazard model for trip timing, is used to allow for unrestricted correlation between these two fundamental decisions. Statistically significant correlations are found between mode choice and trip timing for work journeys with expected differences between modes. Furthermore, the joint models have a wide range of policy sensitive statistically significant parameters of intuitive sign and magnitude, revealing expected differences between workers of different occupation groups. Furthermore, the estimated models have a high degree of fit to observed cumulative departure and arrival time distribution functions and to observed mode choices. Finally, sensitivity tests have demonstrated that the model is capable of capturing peak spreading in response to increasing auto congestion.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17161
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