A link based network route choice model with unrestricted choice set

Mogens Fosgerau, Emma Frejinger, Anders Karlstrom

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    This paper considers the path choice problem, formulating and discussing an econometric random utility model for the choice of path in a network with no restriction on the choice set. Starting from a dynamic specification of link choices we show that it is equivalent to a static model of the multinomial logit form but with infinitely many alternatives. The model can be consistently estimated and used for prediction in a computationally efficient way. Similarly to the path size logit model, we propose an attribute called link size that corrects utilities of overlapping paths but that is link additive. The model is applied to data recording path choices in a network with more than 3000 nodes and 7000 links.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTransportation Research. Part B: Methodological
    Pages (from-to)70-80
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


    • Discrete choice
    • Recursive logit
    • Networks
    • Route choice
    • Infinite choice set


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