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Article: Empirical evidence for taxi customer-search model

TitleEmpirical evidence for taxi customer-search model
Authors
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
Citation
Proceedings Of The Institution Of Civil Engineers: Transport, 2010, v. 163 n. 4, p. 203-210 How to Cite?
Abstract
A 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.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130565
ISSN
2013 Impact Factor: 0.321
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.260
ISI Accession Number ID
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).

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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
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dc.contributor.authorSirisoma, RMNTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, SCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, WHKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWang, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorYang, Hen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Pen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:56:44Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:56:44Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationProceedings Of The Institution Of Civil Engineers: Transport, 2010, v. 163 n. 4, p. 203-210en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0965-092Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130565-
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.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThomas Telford (ICE Publishing). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.transport-ice.comen_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsPermission is granted by ICE Publishing to print one copy for personal use. Any other use of these PDF files is subject to reprint fees-
dc.subjectMathematical modellingen_HK
dc.subjecttransport managementen_HK
dc.subjecttransport planningen_HK
dc.titleEmpirical evidence for taxi customer-search modelen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailWong, SC:hhecwsc@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1680/tran.2010.163.4.203en_HK
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