Discrete Choice Methods and their Applications to Short Term Travel Decisions

  • Moshe Ben-Akiva
  • Michel Bierlaire
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 23)


Modeling travel behavior is a key aspect of demand analysis, where aggregate demand is the accumulation of individuals’ decisions. In this chapter, we focus on “short-term” travel decisions. The most important short-term travel decisions include choice of destination for a non-work trip, choice of travel mode, choice of departure time and choice of route. It is important to note that short-term decisions are conditional on long-term travel and mobility decisions such as car ownership and residential and work locations.


Discrete Choice Route Choice Multinomial Logit Model Discrete Choice Model Random Utility Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moshe Ben-Akiva
    • 1
  • Michel Bierlaire
    • 1
  1. 1.Director of the MIT Intelligent Transportation Systems ProgramMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Switzerland

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