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Lu X.-S.,Beihang University | Huang H.-J.,Beihang University | Liu T.-L.,Beihang University | Deng Q.,Beijing Capital Airlines Co.
Xitong Gongcheng Lilun yu Shijian/System Engineering Theory and Practice | Year: 2013

This paper studies the mode choice problem considering the peak travel chain in a day. The transportation system comprises a subway parallel to a bottleneck-constrained highway between a residential area and a working place. Commuters can get their destinations by either auto or transit only; besides these two modes, they can drive to the bottleneck, park there and then take subway to the destination. Based on the bottleneck theory, a hierarchical Logit model is used to describe commuters' mode choice behaviors, and then mode choice equilibrium equations under elastic demand are constructed. Furthermore, optimal fare and parking fee strategies under four mechanisms are discussed. It is shown that when transit and park-and-ride place are operated by government and the working area parking lot belongs to a private enterprise, lower fares and higher parking fees in working area can effectively encourage parking interchanging, increase public transit trip contribution rate and maximize the system's total net benefit. Numerical results also support the current differentiation parking charge policy in Beijing.

News Article | November 25, 2016
Site: en.prnasia.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Beijing Capital Airlines simultaneously held a press conference and promotional conference in Vancouver on Nov. 24, 2016 during which the carrier promoted its soon-to-be-launched Vancouver-Qingdao-Hangzhou service. The Chinese airline will formally kick off the new Vancouver-Qingdao-Hangzhou service on December 30. The new international route between China and Canada serviced by an Airbus A330 wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft will operate every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, allowing travelers to enjoy non-stop service to China with easy connections to cities across the country. Vancouver, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, is Canada's third largest metropolitan area and the largest city in the western part of the country. The multicultural, prosperous and bustling city tops lists of cities that have a high regard for the local ecology. Vancouver has been selected as one of the world's most livable cities for years by a number of surveys. The new service will provide more choices for passengers flying internationally and facilitate economic and cultural exchanges between the two countries. Starting from Dec. 30, 2016, the flight will take off from Vancouver and stop in Qingdao before heading on to Hangzhou. The flight will give travelers access to the Oriental style of hospitability that Beijing Capital Airlines is known for. Qingdao, sometimes referred to as the "Switzerland of the East", is a well-known seaside tourism destination and the city in China regularly scores highest in happiness quotient surveys. Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, frequently referred to as "one of the heavens on earth", is home to a long cultural history and beautiful natural scenery. With the development and growth of the city's commerce, trade and tourism, an increasing number of travelers and business executives visit Hangzhou for business or pleasure, where they can take in the incredible view of West Lake while sipping a cup of Jiangnan tea, a local specialty brewed with tea leaves grown in the rich soil of the region immediately surrounding the city. For travelers who depart from Vancouver, between Dec. 30, 2016 and Jan. 7, 2017, prices start at CAD 615 round trip (tax include) for economy class tickets from Vancouver to Hangzhou or Qingdao. And between Jan. 8 and April 30, 2017, prices start at CAD664 round trip (tax include) for economy class tickets from Vancouver to Qingdao. And CAD764 (tax include) for economy class tickets from Vancouver to Hangzhou via Qingdao. Between Dec. 30, 2016 and April 30, 2017, prices for business class tickets from Vancouver to Qingdao or Hangzhou start at CAD2,466 (tax include). For more detailed ticket information, please call the hotline 95071999 or visit Beijing Capital Airlines' official website at http://intl.jdair.net. About Beijing Capital Airlines Co., Ltd. Established in 2010, Beijing Capital Airlines has leveraged the travel sector resources of HNA Group, HNA Tourism and Beijing Tourism Group to expand their coverage in domestic and international air travel markets. In line with their international air travel strategy, Beijing Capital Airlines has been active in connecting the world's key travel cities. The airline has offered travelers the opportunity to discover the world, while providing them with the warm and professional services of dedicated and enthusiastic staff, and access to a network that allows them to reach any destination worldwide.

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