TRAFFIC INFORMATION USE MODELING IN THE CONTEXT OF A DEVELOPING COUNTRY
The use of traffic information in the form of radio reports, as a solution to the problem of congestion, is one of the issues, which is of particular importance for large cities like Tehran. In this study, factors affecting the use of traffic information in the context of a developing country are examined for commuters in the city of Tehran using ordered logit models. Results based on the particular survey designed for this purpose are compared to those of a developed country. Regarding the use of information in the form of listening to the radio traffic reports, the models show that older commuters, commuters who adjust their departure time according to traffic conditions (those who are sensitive to traffic congestion), commuters with longer preferred arrival time at work, and those with longer total travel time, have a greater propensity to listen to traffic reports and use to them.