2013 Volume 10 Pages 586-599
Effectively managing inter-island travel is critical to the unified economic position of a country, especially for archipelagos like the Philippines, where inter-island travel directly affects the local economy, its capacity for development, and even its basic functions. To efficiently manage a transport network, it is important to understand how the travelling population makes their travel mode choices, just as much as the operating characteristics of the network itself. This can be done by conducting a mode choice analysis of the travel network. This study covers the development of a logit choice model, based on revealed preferences of the Iloilo-Negros Occidental travelling population. It was found that the main factors affecting travel mode choice are total time spent travelling on land and cost per unit time spent during the travel. It was also found that age and income class affect the behavior of the traveller as well.