Zip Vehicle Commuter Aircraft Demand Estimate: a Multinomial Logit Mode Choice Model (2014)

This study aims to study the potential market for Zip Vehicles, an advanced commuter type of aircraft equipped with automation and electric propulsion technologies. A Multinomial Logit Model was developed to estimate the mode choice behavior of commuters in seven metropolitan areas in the United States. The demand for Zip aircraft - as a model of transportation for daily commuting - was modeled jointly with Automobile and Transit as competing modes of transportation.