The lack of efficient application of transportation planning process
in developing cities, such as Gaza, leads to deficiency in adopting the
suitable transport policies to mitigate the transportation problems resulting
from urbanization and rapid increase of population. The mode choice model is
probably the most important element in transportation planning and policy
making. The aim of this study is to develop mode choice model for work trips in
Gaza city and therefore investigating the factors that affect the employed
people’s choice for transport modes. The model was developed using about two
thirds of 552 questionnaires distributed for this purpose. The rest remaining
third of questionnaires were used to validate the chosen models. The results of
this research show that the factors that significantly affect the choice of
transport modes are: total travel time, total cost divided by personal income,
ownership of means of transport, distance, age, and average family monthly
income. The developed model is able to predict the choice behavior of employed
people in Gaza city as it is valid at 95% confidence level. This study can be
used by transportation planners to predict the employed people’s behavior and
travel demand analysis. The developed model can be used for predicting the
future modal split by inputting predicted future value of exploratory
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E. Almasri and S. Alraee, "Factors Affecting Mode Choice of Work Trips in Developing Cities—Gaza as a Case Study," Journal of Transportation Technologies
, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 247-259. doi: 10.4236/jtts.2013.34026
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