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Intra-household Bargaining for School Trip Accompaniment of Children: A Group Decision Approach

Ermagun, Alireza; Levinson, David M (2016-08-01)
This paper tests a group decision-making model to examine the school travel behavior of students 6-18 years old in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan area. The school trip information of 1,737 two-parent families with ...

Does poor road condition increase crashes?

Yokoo, Toshihiro; Levinson, David M; Marasteanu, Mihai (2016-08-01)
In a region well known for its severe weather, maintaining pavements to meet high standards remains a challenge. Changes in weather states (such as the freeze-thaw cycle) leads to distresses in the pavement materials. There ...

Cross-Elasticities in Frequencies and Ridership for Urban Local Routes

Totten, Joseph C; Levinson, David M (2016-08-01)
Observational data from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region’s Metro Transit, are analyzed to determine the effects of service levels on ridership levels at different intervals. This research is innovative because it compares ...

The Safest Path: Analyzing the Effects of Crash Costs on Route Choice and Accessibility

Cui, Mengying; Levinson, David M (2016-08-01)
The "safest path" is proposed to optimize the on-road safety of individuals and minimize the cost of crashes. In this study, the framework of a link-based crash cost analysis is built and applied to assess the crash cost ...

The Greenest Path: Comparing the Effects of Internal and External Costs of Motor Vehicle Pollution on Route Choice and Accessibility

Cui, Mengying; Levinson, David M (2016-08-01)
On-road emissions are a dominant source of urban air pollution, which damages human health. The "greenest path" is proposed as an alternative pattern of traffic route assignment to minimize the costs of emissions or ...

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