Determinants of college students choosing railway during the spring festival travel rush in China: Preliminary results using stated preference approach

Z. Zuo, X. Pan

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Abstract

This paper investigates the determinants of college students choosing railway travel during the spring festival travel rush in China. A stated choice experiment based on the rule of orthogonality was designed, in which four hypothetical trains (i.e., two local and two high-speed trains) plus a non-chosen option consisted of a choice set. A preliminary survey based on this design was carried out, in which 864 valid observations were collected. Then, an error component logit model, considering panel effect was established and estimated. Results confirmed satisfactory model goodness of fit. This study revealed some insights about college students' behavior of choosing rail travel and their preferences towards local and high-speed trains in spring festival travel rush. The results can be further regarded as a reference of prior knowledge in an efficient stated choice experiment design, which would generate statistically more efficient estimation results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCICTP 2019: Transportation in China - Connecting the World
EditorsLei Zhang, Jianming Ma, Pan Liu, Guangjun Zhang
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages5913-5924
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482292
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event19th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals: Transportation in China - Connecting the World, CICTP 2019 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 6 Jul 20198 Jul 2019

Conference

Conference19th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals: Transportation in China - Connecting the World, CICTP 2019
CountryChina
CityNanjing
Period6/07/198/07/19

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    Zuo, Z., & Pan, X. (2019). Determinants of college students choosing railway during the spring festival travel rush in China: Preliminary results using stated preference approach. In L. Zhang, J. Ma, P. Liu, & G. Zhang (Eds.), CICTP 2019: Transportation in China - Connecting the World (pp. 5913-5924). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482292.508