Understanding the effects of transit benefits on employees' travel behavior: evidence from the New York - New Jersey Region

Bueno Cadena, Paola Carolina and Gómez Sánchez, Juan and Peters, Jonathan R. and Vassallo Magro, José Manuel (2017). Understanding the effects of transit benefits on employees' travel behavior: evidence from the New York - New Jersey Region. "Transportation Research Part A-Policy and Practice", v. 99 ; pp. 63-75. ISSN 0965-8564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2017.02.009.

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Title: Understanding the effects of transit benefits on employees' travel behavior: evidence from the New York - New Jersey Region
Author/s:
  • Bueno Cadena, Paola Carolina
  • Gómez Sánchez, Juan
  • Peters, Jonathan R.
  • Vassallo Magro, José Manuel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Transportation Research Part A-Policy and Practice
Date: May 2017
ISSN: 0965-8564
Volume: 99
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Transport benefits; Mode choice; Travel behavior; Travel demand management; Commute trips
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Implementing effective travel demand management measures provides an opportunity to reduce transport dependence on the private car. There is growing acknowledgement that the strategy of implementing transit benefits may boost transit ridership and reduce personal vehicle use. This research contributes to the understanding of this issue by examining the relationship between commuter benefits and mode choice for commuting trips in the states of New York and New Jersey (US). Based on individual data from the Regional Household Travel Survey conducted by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council and North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, we adopted a multinomial logit model to identify the extent to which transport benefits to employees – including public transport-related, private transport-related and benefits for walking and cycling – promote changes in commuters’ modal split. The analysis shows that commuter benefits play a significant role in explaining observed travel patterns. Benefit programs that pay for auto expenses (e.g. toll payments, mileage reimbursement, free parking) are negatively correlated with transit, biking, and walking, while employer-funded benefit programs for transit passes and bike reimbursements increase their respective mode shares. This result confirms that promoting these types of measures is an effective policy to encourage the use of public transport modes, thus increasing efficiency and sustainability in daily mobility patterns.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTRA2012-36590UnspecifiedJosé Manuel Vassallo MagroEU support mechanisms to promote public private partnerships for financing transeuropean transport infrastructure

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Item ID: 46368
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/46368/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:46368
DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2017.02.009
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965856416303986
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 07 Jun 2017 13:14
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2019 22:30
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