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Panels for Transportation Planning : Methods and Applications - Thomas F. Golob

Panels for Transportation Planning

Methods and Applications

By: Thomas F. Golob (Editor), Ryuichi Kitamura (Editor), Lyn Long (Editor)

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Panels for Transportation Planning argues that panels - repeated measurements on the same sets of households or individuals over time - can more effectively capture dynamic changes in travel behavior, and the factors which underlie these changes, than can conventional cross-sectional surveys. Because panels can collect information on household attributes, attitudes and perceptions, residential and employment choices, travel behavior and other variables - and then can collect information on changes in these variables over time - they help us to understand how and why people choose to travel as they do, and how and why these choices are likely to evolve in the future.
This book is designed for a wide audience: survey researchers who seek information on methodological advancements and applications; transportation planners who want an improved understanding of dynamic changes in travel behavior; and instructors of graduate courses in urban and transportation planning, research methods, economics, sociology, and public policy. Each chapter has been prepared to stand alone to illustrate a particular theme or application.
The book is divided into topical parts which address the most salient issues in the use of panels for transportation planning: panels as evaluation tools, regional planning applications, accounting for response bias, and modeling and forecasting issues. These parts describe panel applications in the US, Australia, Great Britain, Japan, and the Netherlands. Each chapter is supplemented by extensive references; more than 400 studies, reflecting the work of more than 700 authors, are cited in the text.

'... a compendium of papers by authors who are most active in the transportation survey field. All of the articles are interesting; some are seminal. It will undoubtedly find its way into the bookcase of everyone who is serious about surveys in transportation.' Transportation Research, 24 (2000)

Contributing Authors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Panels for Transportation Planning: Theoretical Issues and Empirical Challenges
Panels for Transportation Planning
Why Panels for Transportation Planning?p. 3
A Review of Empirical Studies and Applicationsp. 15
Panels as Evaluation Tools
Introductionp. 75
Have Panel Surveys Told Us Anything New?p. 79
A Panel-Based Evaluation of the San Diego I-15 Carpool Lanes Projectp. 97
An Employer Panel for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Trip Reduction Incentivesp. 129
Regional Planning Applications
Introductionp. 155
The Puget Sound Transportation Panelp. 159
Planning for Panel Surveys in the San Francisco Bay Areap. 193
Accounting for Response Bias
Introductionp. 207
Attrition and Response Effects in the Dutch National Mobility Panelp. 211
Weighting Methods for Attrition in Choice-Based Panelsp. 233
Multiply-Imputed Sampling Weights for Consistent Inference with Panel Attritionp. 259
Modeling and Forecasting Issues
Introductionp. 277
A Practical Comparison of Modeling Approaches for Panel Datap. 281
The Timing of Change: Discrete and Continuous Time Panels in Transportationp. 305
A Dynamic Microsimulation Model System for Regional Travel Demand Forecastingp. 321
Panel Data and Activity Duration Models: Econometric Alternatives and Applicationsp. 349
Author Indexp. 375
Subject Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9780792399667
ISBN-10: 0792399668
Series: Transportation Research, Economics and Policy , Vol 5
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 31st August 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.79