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TOTAL TRAVEL TIME ANALYSIS FOR STUDENTS IN A METROPOLITAN AREA: A STUDY FROM INDIA

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2019.9(4).07


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Krishnapriya Molath Gopi - Department of Civil Engineering, Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kerala, India -

Soosan George Tanenlimalil - Department of Civil Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering, Kerala, India -

Bybin Paul - Department of Civil Engineering, Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kerala, India -


Abstract

Efficient transportation system management is possible only through managing travel needs of commuters, using travel demand models. The extend by which a commuter need to travel for accomplishing his/her daily needs is here represented by the total travel time. Total travel time is one of the activity-travel behaviour which is least considered by transportation researchers. Travel demand studies often focus the workers, but give little attention to the students. In a developing country like India, students also contribute a major share in morning and evening peak hour traffic. This study presents the analysis of total travel time for the student community incorporating the socio-demographic features using activity based modelling approach. Preliminary analysis gives details on daily activity-travel pattern, mode choice preferences and other particulars of students in the study area. Statistical models are developed and simulation of choice probabilities is also done for understanding the factors affecting total travel time behaviour, for students in a usual working day.


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Acknowledgements:

The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support received for the research from Woman Scientist Division, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE), Government of Kerala, India.


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