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Household Travel Behavior in Developing Countries: Nested Logit Model of Vehicle Ownership, Mode Choice, and Trip Chaining

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Dilum Dissanayake



This study proposes a nested logit (NL) model to analyze the household travel behavior in developing countries. There has been an increasing trend of vehicle ownership and chronicle congestion in urban areas of such countries. Investigation is mainly focused on household travel behavior variations relating to vehicle ownership, mode choice and trip chaining considerations by using an NL approach. The nest structure consists of two levels where the upper level represents car owning, motorcycle owning and no vehicle owning choices, and the lower level shows the household based mode choices. Since sharing a vehicle by family members for multiple destinations is very popular in such countries, trip chaining of primary and secondary household members is considered as one of the mode-choice options in the proposed model. The developed NL model is also applied for congestion reduction policy analysis using “Push and Pull” strategy, where a road pricing scheme is considered for car and motorcycle travel in CBD together with fare reduction of public transportation. The model and the policies are verified using Bangkok Metropolitan Region as a case study.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Dissanayake D, Morikawa T

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Transportation Research Record

Year: 2002

Volume: 1805

Issue: 1

Pages: 45-52

Date deposited: 08/01/2010

ISSN (print): 0361-1981

Publisher: U.S. National Research Council, Transportation Research Board


DOI: 10.3141/1805-06


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