HomeJournal Of Research In Science, Computing And Engineeringvol. 3 no. 2 (2006)

Logit Choice Models and Utility Ranking of Transport Modes in Metro Manila With Urban Transport Policy Applications

Alexis M. Fillone | Cresencio M. Montalbo Jr. | Noriel Christopher C. Tiglao

Discipline: Engineering



Logit choice models of the multinomial, two-level and three-level nested logit model varieties were developed for transport mode choice of urban travelers during the morning home-to-work trips in Metro Manila. In the multinomial logit model, seven mode choices were available including the private car, regular taxi, light rail transit, air-conditioned bus, non-air-conditioned bus, jeepney, and fx megataxi. Two-level nested logit models were further developed which divided the available modes into private and public, and the public modes were further divided into air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned modes in the three-level nested logit models. Important deterministic variables included in the utility equations were in-vehicle time, out-of-vehicle time, individual monthly income divided by out-of-pocket cost, among others. The utility ranking of the modes were also known using the developed logit models. The developed models were then used to test the effect of proposed urban transport-related developments in Metro Manila on mode choice probabilities of urban travelers.