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Research Publications in journals:
Understanding the effects of transit benefits on employees¿ travel behavior: Evidence from the New York-New Jersey Region.
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Engineering,
  • Civil engineering and architecture,
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
Implementing effective travel demand management measures provides an opportunity to reduce transport dependence on the private car. There is growing acknowledgement that the strategy of implementing transit bene?ts may boost transit ridership and reduce per-sonal vehicle use. This research contributes to the understanding of this issue by examining the relationship between commuter bene?ts and mode choice for commuting trips in the states of New York and New Jersey (US). Based on individual data from the Regional Household Travel Survey conducted by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council and North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, we adopted a multinomial logit model to identify the extent to which transport bene?ts to employees ? including public transport-related, private transport-related and bene?ts for walking and cycling ?promote changes in commuters? modal split. The analysis shows that commuter bene?ts play a signi?cant role in explaining observed travel patterns. Bene?t programs that pay for auto expenses (e.g. toll payments, mileage reimbursement, free parking) are negatively correlated with transit, biking, and walking, while employer-funded bene?t programs for transit passes and bike reimbursements increase their respective mode shares. This result con?rms that promoting these types of measures is an effective policy to encourage the use of public transport modes, thus increasing ef?ciency and sustainability in daily mobility patterns.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Transportation Research Part a-Policy And Practice
ISBN
0965-8564
Impact factor JCR
1,994
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2015
Volume
99
10.1016/j.tra.2017.02.009
Journal number
From page
1
To page
13
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Paola Carolina Bueno Cadena (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Gomez Sanchez (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Vassallo Magro (UPM)
  • Autor: Jonathan Peters (CUNY)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
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