Development of mode choice model to understand why auto owners use rail for commute in Shanghai, China

Ruone Zhang, Ke Wang, Jiayu Zhu, Xin Ye

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Abstract

In the developing country of China, driving used to be considered a travel mode that symbolized identity. However, with the explosive growth of auto ownership, traffic congestion and parking challenges have become increasingly serious in large cities. Some auto owners have switched to urban rail transit for commuting. The reasons behind this shift are worthy of in-depth studies. In this paper, a binary logit model is developed for auto owners in Shanghai, China, to identify influential factors and quantify their impacts on probabilities of choices between auto and rail for commute. The model involves a variety of explanatory variables including rail travel time, station access/egress distance, rail fare, rail waiting time, in-car time as well as some commuters' socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. The research findings can aid in proposing programs to improve other existing transit facilities and providing a basis for quantitative assessment of alternative improvement programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCICTP 2017
Subtitle of host publicationTransportation Reform and Change - Equity, Inclusiveness, Sharing, and Innovation - Proceedings of the 17th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals
EditorsHaizhong Wang, Jian Sun, Jian Lu, Lei Zhang, Yu Zhang, ShouEn Fang
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages3998-4008
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780784480915
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event17th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals: Transportation Reform and Change - Equity, Inclusiveness, Sharing, and Innovation, CICTP 2017 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Jul 7 2017Jul 9 2017

Publication series

NameCICTP 2017: Transportation Reform and Change - Equity, Inclusiveness, Sharing, and Innovation - Proceedings of the 17th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference17th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals: Transportation Reform and Change - Equity, Inclusiveness, Sharing, and Innovation, CICTP 2017
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period7/7/177/9/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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    Zhang, R., Wang, K., Zhu, J., & Ye, X. (2018). Development of mode choice model to understand why auto owners use rail for commute in Shanghai, China. In H. Wang, J. Sun, J. Lu, L. Zhang, Y. Zhang, & S. Fang (Eds.), CICTP 2017: Transportation Reform and Change - Equity, Inclusiveness, Sharing, and Innovation - Proceedings of the 17th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (pp. 3998-4008). (CICTP 2017: Transportation Reform and Change - Equity, Inclusiveness, Sharing, and Innovation - Proceedings of the 17th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals; Vol. 2018-January). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784480915.415