What are mode choice models?
Mode choice models are used to analyze and predict the choices
that individuals or groups of individuals make in selecting the
transportation modes that are used for particular types of trips.
Typically, the goal is to predict the share or absolute number of
trips made by mode. An important objective in mode choice modeling
is to predict the share of trips attracted to public transportation.
Transportation Planning Software
TransCAD Transportation Planning Software
procedures for calibrating and applying mode choice models
based on multinomial and nested logit models, as well as legacy
methods, and may be pursued at either a disaggregate or aggregate
Estimation of the parameters in the nested logit and
multinomial logit model is performed in TransCAD by the method of
maximum likelihood, which calculates the set of parameters that are
"most likely" to have resulted in the choices observed in the data.
There is enormous convenience in estimating and applying nested
logit models in the same software environment.
A special interface
lets you draw the structure of your nested logit model graphically.
A companion model management window helps setup the utility
functions and data sources. With this interface, estimating nested
logit models has never been easier.