A Stated Preference (SP) Study on Individuals' Transportation Decisions, Focused on Marmaray Project in Istanbul

Tanriverdi S. C., Shakibaei S., Tezcan H. O.

15th Meeting of the Euro-Working-Group-on-Transportation (EWGT), Paris, France, 01 September 2012, vol.54, pp.19-26 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 54
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.721
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-26
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Istanbul is one of the most famous megacities in the world and is the third largest metropolitan area in Europe. It can be deemed as an alpha world city and is the unique city in the world, where Asia and Europe collide. The city is the cultural, economic, financial center and urban agglomeration of Turkey, where a plethora of public transport improvements have been exerted and still some policies and improvements are ahead. Marmaray project (Including undersea rail tunnel, connecting Asia and Europe) is the most important example of the mentioned improvements. Therefore, in this paper, the project and its effects on individuals' transportation behavior will be studied by conducting a Stated Preference (SP) survey. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of the Program Committee