TO: Ollie Fiji, Executive Director, E3 Trans Consultants From:
RE: Student Travel Mode Choice
Mr. Fiji, our group has determined that the solution the Planners Group required is a procedure to
accurately determine which mode of transportation a student will take. This will allow your
planners to effectively update the transportation infrastructure over the next ten years of growth.
Our procedure will use a combination of factors, including whether or not the student has a car,
and the times that walking, driving, or bus would take. For this procedure, we must assume a few
things. First, we must assume that if a student says they have no car, they have no access to a car,
making driving not an option. Also, we must assume that the times listed are approximate times,
and no additional walking time needs to be added to the drive or bus times.
First, our procedure requires the Planners Group to look at whether or not a student has a car. If
not, see steps #1-2. If so, please skip to step #3.
1. If the student does not have a car, that means the student is limited to either walking or taking
the bus. So, in accordance with this, we will disregard the data points related to driving, such as
vehicle cost and vehicle time. First, check the frequency of the bus. If the frequency of the bus is
greater than the time of the bus, which is common, follow steps 1a-1d. If the frequency of the