Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Author’s Name : Mr.S.Loganayagan, Dr.G.Umadevi

Volume 01 Issue o6   Year 2014  

ISSN no:  2348-3121 

Page no: 23-27

Abstract— The concept of modal split is simple, but there is considerable confusion in the literature between the terms “Mode Choice” and “Modal Split”. The term Mode Choice refers to the process, where the traveller chooses a particular mode for his trip. His choice is made simultaneously with the decision to travel, the choice of destination and the route to be taken. The term, modal split is taken as the proportionate division of the total number of person trips between various means or modes of travel. It is the process of separating persons – trips by the mode of travel. It is usually expressed as a fraction, ratio or percentage division between various modes such as car, bus, railway, etc. Usually a basic distinction is made between private modes and mass or public transport. An understanding of modal split is very important in transportation studies.
 The main objective of the project is to analyses the travel and settlement characteristics of the study area, to develop a modal split model using Stella software and to suggest modal split for the year 2026. Various primary and secondary data such as income, trip purpose are collected; the existing travel characteristics are studied. Modal Split is the process of separating persons – trips by the mode of travel. It is usually expressed as a fraction, ratio or percentage of the total number of trips. The main factors which affect the modal split are characteristics of the trip, household characteristics, zonal characteristics and network characteristics. To build a modal split model for the prevailing condition and to test the developed model for future scenarios to evolve a optimal and judicial modal mix for Chennai city To recommend the best scenario of modal share in Chennai city towards sustainable transportation planning. 

Keywords— Modal split, Transportation planning, System dynamics simulation modeling, Vehicle Trips


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