Dutch car drivers overestimate travel time by public transport

Dutch car drivers overestimate travel time by public transport

Dutch car drivers overestimate the travel time by public transport by half, which makes it seem more attractive to them to keep going by car. This is one of the results of the study performed by Job van Exel on the choice behavior of travelers. Why do travelers choose to take the car or the train? Van Exel defended his PhD thesis on December 20 at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

Car or train?
Many car drivers rarely think of public transport as an alternative to their journey. The less familiar car drivers are with the public transport, the more they overestimate the travel time. People traveling by public transport, however, do see the car often as a good alternative for their journey. Traffic jams and finding a parking space are their main reasons not to travel by car.

Source: VU University

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