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Title: Influencing trip departure decisions: The role of institutions
Authors: Chin, A.T.H. 
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Chin, A.T.H. (2010). Influencing trip departure decisions: The role of institutions. Proceedings of the Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies, ICTTS 383 : 656-666. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Rising levels of affluence, living standards and diversity of lifestyles result in rising expectations on the performance of the road transport sector. The Vehicle Quota Scheme and Electronic Road Pricing remain the cornerstones of Singapore's transport policy towards private transport. Few drivers however, are drawn to public transport. This study adopts the behavioural approach to explore possible solutions to smoothing the peak-hour travel by focusing on time-based differential pricing. We propose the introduction of staggered concessions for peak hours as commuters have different values of time. This implies that some are willing to pay more without changing travelling habits while others would take advantage of a concession and travel off-pea. However, the concession scheme would have an even greater impact if flexible working hours is introduced. This is drawn from the observation that a higher concession rate would tend to have a bigger variance in deviation. A lower concession rate is less attractive and few people would be enticed. A concession rate 5 times as large would be deemed as being significant and more than five times the amount of people would be enticed to change trip departure decisions. © 2010 ASCE.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies, ICTTS
ISBN: 9780784411230
DOI: 10.1061/41123(383)62
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