Discrete mode-choice analysis of urban travel demand by the Analytic Hierarchy Process


This paper develops a new procedure for the problem of multimodal urban corridor travel demand estimation by using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). Certain conceptual and operational features of the AHP are common to the discrete choice theory-based modeling approach. Whereas the computational and data requirements of standard discrete choice models are immense, the proposed AHP approach deals efficiently with multidimensionality, nested demand structure and discrete travel decision making behavior. The paper concludes by summarizing the AHP-aided, step-by-step procedure for metropolitan travel demand (modal split) estimation. © 1989 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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