, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 505–523

Behavioural implications of preferences, risk attitudes and beliefs in modelling risky travel choice with travel time variability


DOI: 10.1007/s11116-012-9445-2

Cite this article as:
Li, Z. & Hensher, D.A. Transportation (2013) 40: 505. doi:10.1007/s11116-012-9445-2


The appropriate interpretation of a behavioural outcome requires allowing for risk attitude and belief of an individual, in addition to identification of preferences. This paper develops an Attribute-Specific Extended Rank-Dependent Utility Theory model to better understand choice behaviour in the presence of travel time variability, in which these three important components of choice are empirically addressed. This framework is more behaviourally appealing for travel time and travel time variability research than the traditional approach in which risk attitude and belief are overlooked. This model also reveals significant unobserved between-individual heterogeneity in preferences, risk attitudes and beliefs.


Traveller behaviour Stated choice Travel time variability Preference Risk attitude Belief 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The Business SchoolThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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