World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research   »   2017 Vol.6, No.3

 

 

Title: Feeder mode choice analysis for public bus transit system: a case study

 

Authors: Manjurali I. Balya; Rakesh Kumar

 

Addresses:
Civil Engineering Department, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat-395007, Gujarat, India
Civil Engineering Department, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat-395007, Gujarat, India

 

Abstract: Accessibility of public transit system is minimal in developing countries due to the lack of feeder services. The present study used multinomial logit models to analyse the feeder mode choice modelling in Ahmedabad City in India. The prediction accuracy of the proposed model was 53.6%, which was greater than the proportional by chance accuracy criteria of 49.5%. The results revealed that increase in the level of service variables, i.e., travel time and travel cost, the respondents willingness from feeder modes to a present private mode. The findings revealed that as the estimated coefficients for a monthly income of users for three wheelers as a feeder mode has 0.641 times the chance of preferring over minibus while preferences of the bicycle as feeder mode have 0.817 more chances to use the minibus. The proposed methodology can be applied for feeder mode choice of same sized metropolitan cities.

 

Keywords: feeder mode choice; public bus transit system; home interview survey; multinomial logit model.

 

DOI: 10.1504/WRITR.2017.10007064

 

World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, 2017 Vol.6, No.3, pp.177 - 192

 

Submission date: 10 Nov 2016
Date of acceptance: 10 Apr 2017
Available online: 27 Aug 2017

 

 

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