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Do Employee Commuter Benefits Increase Transit Ridership? Evidence from New York-New Jersey Region
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • 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 benefits may boost transit ridership and reduce personal vehicle use. However, these effects have received little attention in the literature so its impacts on travel behavior have hardly ever been quantified. This research contributes to the understanding of this issue by examining the relationship between commuter benefits and mode choice for commuting trips in the states of New York and New Jersey. Based on the Regional Household Travel Survey conducted by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council and North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, the authors adopted a multinomial logit model to identify the extent to which transport benefits to employees ?including public transport-related, private transport-related and benefits for walking and cycling? promote changes in commuters¿ modal split. The analysis shows that commuter benefits play a significant role in explaining observed travel patterns. This result confirms that promoting these types of measures is an effective policy to encourage the use of public transport modes, thus increasing efficiency and sustainability in daily mobility patterns
International
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Congress
Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting
970
Place
Washington, D.C. (Estados Unidos)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
CDP08UPM
Start Date
08/01/2017
End Date
12/01/2017
From page
1
To page
18
TRB 96th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers
Participants
  • Autor: Paola Carolina Bueno Cadena (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Gomez Sanchez (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Vassallo Magro (UPM)
  • Autor: Johan Peters
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
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