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Title: Long distance mode choice and distributions of values of travel time savings in three European countries
Authors: de Lapparent, Matthieu
Axhausen, Kay W.
Frei, Andreas
Keywords: Long - distance mode choicestated preferencesmixed Logitmixing distributions
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: de Lapparent, M., Axhausen , K.W., Frei, A. (2013) Long distance mode choice and distributions of values of travel time savings in three European countries, European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, 53, paper 1
Series/Report no.: European Transport \ Trasporti Europei
The study presented in this paper uses Stated Preferences (SP) data on mode choice collected as
part of a recent
survey on long distance travel u
dertaken in three European countries. The purpose of this article is twofold. It aims at
exploring the impacts of the choic
e of mixing probability distri
butions while accounting for unobserved taste
ogeneity and it aims at focusing on the derived estimation of the distribu
tions of values of travel time
We compare eleven distributions, each having particular properties in terms of domain, location, scale, and shape.
Due to the repetiti
ve nature of the SP experiments, we estimate mixtures of Multinomial Logit (MNL) models for panel
The results show that the mixing distributions differ from one country to another, suggesting existence of European
disparities as it regards long
nce mode choice. The results also show that long
distance travellers pay a lot more
attention to access and egress travel times to and from the main mode than to total travel time with the main mode.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-3997
Appears in Collections:European Transport / Trasporti Europei (2013) 53

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