Nonresponse and urban travel models

Piyushimita Thakuriah, Siim Soot, Ed J. Christopher

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Considerable attention has been paid to the presence of nonresponse in large-scale travel surveys on the basis of which urban travel demand models are developed. It has been shown that the effect of nonresponse can be reduced by careful model building, with categorial trip generation models as an example. The same philosophy is extended to logit mode split models and exponential gravity models to show that the usual levels of nonresponse that one encounters in urban travel surveys have virtually no adverse effects on the parameter estimates of these models if the model has been specified correctly. Some simulation results are also presented to show the behavior of logit and exponential gravity model parameter estimates under conditions on nonresponse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-87
Number of pages6
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number1551
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Nonresponse and urban travel models'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this