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Matthew KaeferFollow

Major

Mathematics

Anticipated Graduation Year

2020

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

The goal of this research is to learn about the commuting behaviors and preferences of people living in the city of Chicago. Specifically, we want to examine the characteristics of people who use multiple travel options, or modes, to get to work; this is referred to as multimodal commuting. We hypothesize that there are factors that influence an individual's mode of commute, and that time spent commuting is a critical factor. We also want to test if these factors relate to an individual being a multimodal commuter.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Max Melstrom, Endowed Assistant Professor of Ecological Economics, Institute of Environmental Sustainability

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Who is Multimodal? An Analysis of Commuting in Chicago

The goal of this research is to learn about the commuting behaviors and preferences of people living in the city of Chicago. Specifically, we want to examine the characteristics of people who use multiple travel options, or modes, to get to work; this is referred to as multimodal commuting. We hypothesize that there are factors that influence an individual's mode of commute, and that time spent commuting is a critical factor. We also want to test if these factors relate to an individual being a multimodal commuter.