Departure time choice modeling (SafeTREC-UCTC Seminar)

Thorhauge, M. (Speaker)

    Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities


    The focus of this study is departure time choice modeling of car commuters in the morning rush hours. To model this we use the approach first formulated by Small (1982), i.e. the Scheduling Model. This study will contribute to the research of departure time choice modeling in three distinct ways. Firstly, by designing an efficient stated choice design specifically built to capture the trade-offs being made in the choice of departure times. Secondly, to account for detailed level of flexibility not only in relation to the specific trip under question, but for trips and activities throughout a 24 hour time period. This is important because a crucial problem when studying departure time is that the choice of when to realize a given trip is (often) related to the full daily activity pattern, such as a restriction or a preference in one activity may form restrictions in the flexibility of other activities and thereby affects the preference for the related departure time. And thirdly, to incorporate latent variables to measure underlying preferences that potentially affect departure time following the Theory of Planned Behavior, as these preferences are believed to be an important factor in explaining behavior.
    Period7 Feb 2014
    Held atUniversity of California at Berkeley, United States, California
    Degree of RecognitionInternational