Joint Modeling of Access Mode and Parking Choice of Air Travelers Using Revealed Preference Data

Yanbo Ge, Alec Biehl, Srinath Ravulaparthy, Venu Garikapati, Monte Lunacek, Caleb Phillips

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Airport ground access mode choice is distinct from everyday mode choice decisions, necessitating context-specific choice model estimation. Understanding airport ground access mode choice decisions is not only important for developing infrastructure planning strategies, but also for assessing the impacts of emerging modes on airport revenues, particularly from parking. However, parking choice is an often-overlooked dimension in airport ground access choice modeling. This paper addresses this gap through the development of a joint model of airport access mode and parking option choice using a passenger survey conducted at Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport in 2015. Compared with a traditional conditional logit model that does not consider parking options available at DFW airport, the joint model of mode and parking decisions was found to generate more realistic values of travel time and was shown to have better predictive performance, both of which are critical for obtaining better airport parking revenue estimates and identifying traveler cohorts who may respond more strongly to potential policies targeting curb congestion and parking demand.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)699-713
Number of pages15
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2021

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Publisher Copyright:
© National Academy of Sciences: Transportation Research Board 2021.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-2C00-79744


  • access mode
  • airport
  • nested logistic regression


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