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- ItemOpen AccessA stated preference investigation of commuters' attitudes towards carpooling in Calgary and Edmonton(1996) McMillan, James Donald Paul; Hunt, John DouglasThis thesis describes an investigation using stated preference data collected with computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) techniques of various factors influencing carpooling choice behaviour for commuting to the CBD in Calgary and Edmonton, Canada. Logit models to predict behaviour were estimated, giving values for the disutilities of various factors including: walking time, in-vehicle travel time, extra time required to accommodate other occupants, the number and relation to the driver of the other occupants, and the availability of and waiting time for a "guaranteed ride home" (CRH). Parking cost was not perceived to be shared equally among all occupants, and a relationship was found between passenger type (household member or not) and the sensitivity to parking cost. To study the transferability of results between the two cities, differences in commuter sensitivity towards various factors were investigated and attitudes towards carpooling were found to be similar in both centres.