Transport Survey Methods: Best Practice for Decision Making

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29 Jan 2013
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
798 pages - 174 x 246 x 48mm


Every three years, researchers with interest and expertise in transport survey methods meet to improve and influence the conduct of surveys that support transportation planning, policy making, modelling, and monitoring related issues for urban, regional, intercity, and international person, vehicle, and commodity movements. This book compiles the critical thinking on priority topics in contemporary transport policy and planning contexts. The contributed papers cover two key themes related to types of decision-making of importance to the development of data collection on both passenger travel and freight movements: the first theme, Selecting the Right Survey Method, acknowledges the fact that transport survey methods are evolving to meet both changing uses of transport survey data and the challenges of conducting surveys within contemporary society. The second theme, Supporting Transport Planning and Policy, recognizes that the demands on transportation data programs to support decision-making for transport planning and policy making clearly have evolved.The chapters have been selected with particular emphasis on the challenges of the near and medium term future to the design of transport surveys. Rapidly evolving problems and policy contexts are compelling transport researchers to advance the state-of-the-art of methods, tools, strategies and protocols, while assuring the stability and coherence of the very data from which trends can be tracked and understood and on which important decisions can be made.
Preface Acknowledgements I: SETTING THE CONTEXT 01 Contemporary Issues in Obtaining Data for Decision Making, Johanna Zmud, Martin-Lee Gosselin, Marcela Munizaga, Juan Antonio Carrasco 02 Plenary - Total Design Data Needs for the New Generation Large Scale Activity Microsimulation Models, Konstadinos G. Goulias, Ram M. Pendyala and Chandra R. Bhat II: FOCUS ON IMPROVED METHODS: THEMES 1 TO 5 Theme 1: Mainstreaming mobility-aware and on-line technologies 03 Cell Phone Enabled Travel Surveys: The Medium Moves The Message Jane Gould 04 A Case Study: Multiple Data Collection Methods And The Ny/Nj/Ct Regional Travel Survey, Jean Wolf and Jeremy Wilhelm and Jesse Casas and Sudeshna Sen 05 Conducting A Gps-Only Household Travel Survey, Peter R. Stopher, Christine Prasad, Laurie Wargelin and Jason Minser 06 The role of web interviews as part of a national travel survey, Linda Christensen 07 Using accelerometer equipped GPS devices in place of paper travel diaries to reduce respondent burden in a national travel survey, Abby Sneade 08 Workshop Synthesis: Validating Shifts In The Total Design Of Travel Surveys, Anthony J. Richardson and T. Keith Lawton 09 Workshop Synthesis: Multi-Method Data Collection To Support Integrated Regional Models, Eric J. Miller and Caitlin Cottrill Theme 2: Improving respondent interfaces 10 Web-based travel survey: a demo, Pierre-Leo Bourbonnais and Catherine Morency 11 Web versus Pencil-and-Paper Surveys of Weekly Mobility: Conviviality, Technical and Privacy Issues, Marius Theriault, Martin Lee-Gosselin, Louis Alexandre, Francois Theberge and Louis Dieumegarde 12 Workshop Synthesis: Designing New Survey Interfaces, Marcelo G. Simas Oliveira and Mark Freedman 13 Shipper/Carrier Interactions Data Collection: Web-Based Respondent Customized Stated Preference (Wrcsp) Survey, Rinaldo A. Cavalcante and Matthew J. Roorda 14 Workshop Synthesis: Alternative Approaches to Freight Surveys, Jesse Casas and Matthew J. Roorda Theme 3: Comparing survey modes and methods 15 Analysis of PAPI, CATI and CAWI Methods for a Multi-Day Household Travel Survey, Martin Kagerbauer, Wilko Manz and Dirk Zumkeller 16 Comparing Trip Diaries with GPS-Tracking -Results of a Comprehensive Austrian Study, Birgit Kohla and Michael Meschik 17 Correcting biographic survey data biases to compare with cross section travel surveys, Francis Papon 18 Workshop Synthesis: Comparative Research into Travel Survey Methods, Jimmy Armoogum and Marco Diana Theme 4: Facing up to sample attrition in longitudinal surveys 19 Optimal sampling designs for multiday and multiperiod panel surveys, Makoto Chikaraishi, Akimasa Fujiwara, Junyi Zhang and Dirk Zumkeller 20 Do drop-outs really hurt? - Considerations about data quality and completeness in combined multiday and panel surveys, Chlond, Bastian; Wirtz, Matthias; Zumkeller, Dirk 21 Workshop Synthesis: Longitudinal Methods: Overcoming Challenges And Exploiting Benefits, Elizabeth Ampt and Anthony J. Richardson Theme 5: Understanding the social context of data collection 22 Affective Personal Networks Versus Daily Contacts: Analyzing Different Name Generators In A Social Activity-Travel Behaviour Context, Juan Antonio Carrasco, Cristian Bustos and Beatriz Cid-Aguayo 23 Qualitative methods in transport research: the 'action research' approach, Karen Lucas 24 Workshop Synthesis: Collecting Qualitative and Quantitative Data on the Social Context of Travel Behaviour, Kelly J. Clifton III: FOCUS ON NEW METHODS AND DATA SOURCES: THEMES 6 TO 8 Theme 6: New challenges in dealing with time: environmental peaks and planning horizons 25 Empirically-constrained efficiency in a strategic-tactical Stated Choice survey of the usage patterns of emerging carsharing services, Scott Le Vine, Aruna Sivakumar, Martin Lee-Gosselin and John Polak 26 Workshop Synthesis: Methods for Capturing Multi-Horizon Choices, Chandra Bhat and Matthew Roorda 27 Survey data to model time-of-day choice: methodology and findings Julian Arellana, Juan de Dios Ortuzar and Luis Ignacio Rizzi 28 Collection of time-dependent data using audio-visual stated choice Chester Wilmot and Ravindra Gudishala 29 Workshop Synthesis: Survey Methods To Inform Policy Makers On Energy, Environment, Climate And Natural Disasters, Gerd Sammer and Juan de Dios Ortuzar Theme 7: New perspectives on observing choice processes: psychological factors 30 Factors affecting respondents' engagement with survey tasks Peter Bonsall, Jens Schade, Lars Roessger, and Bill Lythgoe 31 A stated adaptation approach to surveying activity scheduling decisions Claude Weis, Christoph Dobler and Kay W. Axhausen 32 Workshop Synthesis: Cognitive and Decision Processes underlying Engagement in Stated Response Surveys, Peter Bonsall 33 Measuring User Satisfaction In Transport Services: Methodology And Application, Pedro Donoso, Marcela Munizaga and Jorge Rivera 34 Semantic Approach To Capture Psychological Factors Affecting Mode Choice: Comparative Results From Canada And Chile, Alejandro Tudela, Khandker M. Nurul Habib and Ahmed Osman Idris Theme 8: New types of data stream: opportunities and challenges 36 Smart Card Validation Data as a Multi-Day Transit Panel Survey to Investigate Individual and Aggregate Variation in Travel Behaviour, Ka Kee Alfred Chu And Robert Chapleau 37 Indirect Measurement Of Level Of Service Variables For The Public Transport System Of Santiago Using Passive Data, Pablo Beltran, Antonio Gschwender, Marcela Munizaga, Meisy Ortega and Carolina Palma 38 Towards a reliable Origin Destination matrix from massive amounts of smartcard and GPS data: Application to Santiago, Flavio Devillaine, Marcela Munizaga, Carolina Palma and Mauricio Zuniga 39 Workshop Synthesis: Exploiting and Merging Passive Public Transportation Data Streams, Catherine Morency 40 A GPS/Web-based Solution for Multi-day Travel Surveys: Processing Requirements and Participant Reaction, Stephen Greaves and Richard Ellison 41 Spatiotemporal data from mobile phones for personal mobility assessment, Zbigniew Smoreda, Ana-Maria Olteanu-Raimond, and Thomas Couronne 42 Workshop Synthesis: Post Processing of Spatio-Temporal Data Peter Stopher and Abby Sneade

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