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Metro vs bus in transport modeling

Project Number: 419

Project Leader: Daniel Jonsson

Start Date: 2015-04-01

End Date: 2015-12-31

Research Question In large-scale transport models, the ”public transport” mode is often represented just as one mode, with no explicit difference made as to whether the trip is made by bus, metro, tram or a combination of these. In other words, the attractiveness of public transport options are implicitly assumed to be reflected by travel cost, travel times, number of interchanges and so on – not whether the trip is made by bus or metro, for example. However, this assumption is often questioned. This project is the first step towards exploring this issue, using large-scale model estimation methods. A by-product of the project is giving a new PhD student the opportunity to learn methodology for large-scale transport model estimation.

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