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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17698

Title: Integrating Transit Pass Ownership into Mode Choice Modelling
Authors: McElroy, David P.
Advisor: Miller, Eric
Department: Civil Engineering
Keywords: Logit Model
Transit Pass
Mode Choice
Issue Date: 22-Sep-2009
Abstract: The relationship between monthly transit pass ownership and home-work trip mode choice in the Greater Toronto Area was explored using a logit formulation. A Nested Logit model was specified with the primary mode (non-motorised, auto, transit, or auto access to transit) in the upper level and the pass ownership in the lower transit nests. Inclusive value parameters confirm the chosen structure, and a range of policy sensitive, statistically significant parameters having expected signs and magnitudes reveal differences between socio-economic characteristics of pass holders and non-pass holders. In particular, pass holders are less likely to possess a driver’s license or automobile than non-pass holders, implying that passes can be thought of as complementary mobility tools. Cost parameters, which include differentiated pricing for pass and non-pass holders, result in plausible in-vehicle values of time of approximately $31/hour, $33/hour and $8/hour for auto, auto access to transit, and transit all way, respectively.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17698
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