Mode Shift Behavior of Bus Passengers to Rail System under Improved Rail Operations

  • Germaine Ann C. Dilay Transportation Engineering Division Civil Engineering Department Dela Salle University
  • Alexis M. Fillone Transportation Engineering Division Civil Engineering Department Dela Salle University

Abstract

The PNR Line going to the Bicol Region is currently being repaired for the eventual resumption of its service. Using a stated preference (SP) survey, this research aims to describe how passengers will decide to patronize the PNR service upon its service resumption and estimate the modal shift probabilities from bus to rail service. Also, the significant factors affecting mode choice of bus passengers are determined in the survey. In the SP survey, the main factors considered are travel time, travel cost, and access time. A number of 900 bus passenger respondents originating from Manila and arriving in Naga City were interviewed for the SP survey. Results show that majority of the current air-conditioned bus passengers would shift to rail service when service performance of the latter is improved. However, non air-conditioned bus passengers are more likely to choose their current mode considering the several combinations of improved rail service factors analyzed.

Author Biographies

Germaine Ann C. Dilay, Transportation Engineering Division Civil Engineering Department Dela Salle University
Graduate Student
Alexis M. Fillone, Transportation Engineering Division Civil Engineering Department Dela Salle University
Associate Professor
Published
2015-10-27
How to Cite
DILAY, Germaine Ann C.; FILLONE, Alexis M.. Mode Shift Behavior of Bus Passengers to Rail System under Improved Rail Operations. Journal in Urban and Regional Planning, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 1-8, oct. 2015. ISSN 2362-9487. Available at: <http://ovcrd.upd.edu.ph/19May2014_surp/article/view/4642>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017.
Section
Articles

Keywords

Provincial bus service, Rail service, Mode Shift, Stated preference survey