Rare Mode Choice in Freight Transport: Modal Shift from Road to Rail

  title={Rare Mode Choice in Freight Transport: Modal Shift from Road to Rail},
  author={W. Wisetjindawat and Hiroki Oiwa and M. Fujita},
  journal={Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies},
  • W. Wisetjindawat, Hiroki Oiwa, M. Fujita
  • Published 2015
  • Engineering
  • Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
  • Promoting more environmentally friendly modes, such as rail, has been a popular topic globally for decades. However, despite several attempts to promote a modal shift to rail, the Japan Freight Railway Company has run a deficit for many years. In the absence of effective policies an increase in the usage of rail freight is unlikely as the country has experienced a long economic recession and the population is declining. A modal choice model was constructed in order to analyze measures to revive… CONTINUE READING
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