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TitleEmpirical evidence for taxi customer-search model
 
AuthorsSirisoma, RMNT2
Wong, SC1
Lam, WHK5
Wang, D3
Yang, H6
Zhang, P4
 
KeywordsMathematical modelling
transport management
transport planning
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherThomas Telford (ICE Publishing). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.transport-ice.com
 
CitationProceedings Of The Institution Of Civil Engineers: Transport, 2010, v. 163 n. 4, p. 203-210 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/tran.2010.163.4.203
 
AbstractA mutinomial logit model of urban taxi services has been developed for the study of the operational characteristics of the taxi industry, in which it is hypothesised that the customer-searching behaviour of vacant taxis follows a multinomial logit choice model. Although the model is commonly used, little empirical evidence exists to validate the choice mechanism and determine the set of important factors that affect the choice. In the present study, a stated preference survey of 400 taxi drivers was conducted to analyse the customer-searching behaviour of vacant taxis. The results explain how the considered parameters of waiting time, journey time, travel distance and toll affect the driver behaviour when searching for customers. In addition, market segmentation analysis was carried out to study the effects of driver demographics and operational characteristics on the searching behaviour. The parameters that were considered in this section of the study were the age of the driver, taxi ownership, driver experience and marital status.
 
ISSN0965-092X
2013 Impact Factor: 0.321
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.260
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1680/tran.2010.163.4.203
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000282457000006
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hong Kong Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionPOLYU5202/06E
HKUST6212/07E
University of Hong Kong10207394
National Natural Science Foundation of China70629001
National Basic Research Program of China2006CB705500
Funding Information:

The work described in this paper was jointly supported by grants from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (project numbers: POLYU5202/06E, HKUST6212/07E), the University of Hong Kong (10207394), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (70629001), and the National Basic Research Program of China (2006CB705500).

 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorSirisoma, RMNT
 
dc.contributor.authorWong, SC
 
dc.contributor.authorLam, WHK
 
dc.contributor.authorWang, D
 
dc.contributor.authorYang, H
 
dc.contributor.authorZhang, P
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:56:44Z
 
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dc.description.abstractA mutinomial logit model of urban taxi services has been developed for the study of the operational characteristics of the taxi industry, in which it is hypothesised that the customer-searching behaviour of vacant taxis follows a multinomial logit choice model. Although the model is commonly used, little empirical evidence exists to validate the choice mechanism and determine the set of important factors that affect the choice. In the present study, a stated preference survey of 400 taxi drivers was conducted to analyse the customer-searching behaviour of vacant taxis. The results explain how the considered parameters of waiting time, journey time, travel distance and toll affect the driver behaviour when searching for customers. In addition, market segmentation analysis was carried out to study the effects of driver demographics and operational characteristics on the searching behaviour. The parameters that were considered in this section of the study were the age of the driver, taxi ownership, driver experience and marital status.
 
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dc.identifier.citationProceedings Of The Institution Of Civil Engineers: Transport, 2010, v. 163 n. 4, p. 203-210 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/tran.2010.163.4.203
 
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
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HKUST6212/07E
University of Hong Kong10207394
National Natural Science Foundation of China70629001
National Basic Research Program of China2006CB705500
Funding Information:

The work described in this paper was jointly supported by grants from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (project numbers: POLYU5202/06E, HKUST6212/07E), the University of Hong Kong (10207394), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (70629001), and the National Basic Research Program of China (2006CB705500).

 
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2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.260
 
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
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dc.subjectMathematical modelling
 
dc.subjecttransport management
 
dc.subjecttransport planning
 
dc.titleEmpirical evidence for taxi customer-search model
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. University of Calgary
  3. Hong Kong Baptist University
  4. Shanghai University
  5. Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  6. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology