SEARCH AND CHOICE IN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS PLANNING. VOLUME 7. CONSUMER PREFERENCES AND THE ABSTRACT MODE MODEL: BOSTON METROPOLITAN AREA
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The document is concerned with travel demand models which predict the number of people who will freely choose to use a given system at a specified level of service. Use is one measure of the goodness or effectiveness of a system, and is the end product of many individual consumer trip decisions. A travel demand model which both predicts system use and provides insights into the factors which influence consumers preferences and motivations in travel would therefore be a good travel model. An analysis of consumer preference patterns attempts to get at the very root of trip-making decisions, and may prove vital to a planner conducting a search and evaluation of system policy alternatives. One model which offers the planner or designer the capabilities of both predicting system use and measuring the levels of service necessary to attain a given amount of system use is the abstract mode model.
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