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A two-step method for mode choice estimation with socioeconomic and spatial information

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Pitombo, Cira Souza [1] ; Salgueiro, Ana Rita [2] ; Gomes da Costa, Aline Schindler [3] ; Isler, Cassiano Augusto [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Engn Sch Sao Carlos, Dept Transportat Engn, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Ceara, Dept Geol, Fortaleza, Ceara - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Bahia, Environm & Urban Engn, BR-41170290 Salvador, BA - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: SPATIAL STATISTICS; v. 11, p. 45-64, FEB 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 7

Individuals choose the travel mode considering their own characteristics, those of the journey and the transport systems. Despite the current wide availability of georeferenced information and the forthcoming of Spatial Travel Demand Analysis as a research field, only a few studies have integrated the mode choice modeling methods and the geographical information. In this context, the goal of this paper is to apply a two-step-method to estimate the mode choice based on the geographical position and socioeconomic attributes. From a database of household surveys in the city of Sao Carlos (Brazil) the first step of the method is to select the attributes which most influence the mode choice with a Decision Tree (DT). After comparing the performance of the DT with a Multinomial Logit Model, an Ordinary Kriging is applied to predict the mode choice under the spatial locations. The DT has shown to be effective in estimating the mode choice and selecting the variables to be kriged, which allowed predicting the mode choice of travelers based on geographical location. The proposed method may be an alternative to the traditional approaches in both non-spatial and spatial modeling, by enabling mode choice estimations given geographic coordinates of households. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/25035-1 - Incorporation of kriging in modal choice models
Grantee:Cira Souza Pitombo
Support type: Regular Research Grants