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Experiences from the Swedish Value of Time study
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We provide a synthesis of results and insights from the Swedish Value of Time study, with focus on what is relevant for transport appraisal and understanding travel behaviour. We summarize recent econometric advances, and show how these enable a better understanding and identification of the value of time distribution. The influence of the sign and size of changes is estimated and discussed, including the problems of loss aversion and the value of small time savings. Further, we show how the value of time depends on trip and traveller characteristics, discuss in what dimensions the value of time should be differentiated in appraisal, and provide recommended values for use in applied transport appraisal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2012. , 23 p.
CTS Working Paper, 2012:8
Keyword [en]
Journey time, Cost, Value analysis, Stated preference, Interview, Journey, Behaviour, Income, Car, Public transport, Mathematical model Subject areas: Road: Personal transport; Railway: Passenger transport
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Research subject
Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Passenger transport; Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, Road: Personal transport
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-662OAI: diva2:669357
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2014-06-10Bibliographically approved

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