versão impressa ISSN 0012-7353
HOLGUIN-VERAS, JOSE; SARMIENTO, IVÁN e GONZALEZ-CALDERON, CARLOS A.. PARAMETER STABILITY IN FREIGHT GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION DEMAND MODELS IN COLOMBIA. Dyna rev.fac.nac.minas [online]. 2011, vol.78, n.166, pp. 16-20. ISSN 0012-7353.
This paper conducts an empirical investigation on the temporal stability of parameters of freight demand models in the short-medium term. The analyses are based on seven national freight origin-destination samples conducted by the Colombian government during the years 1999 to 2005. The paper studies the stability of the parameters of freight generation and freight distribution. Typical formulations of these models were calibrated using the cross-sectional data corresponding to each year. Then, to identify time-dependent effects, the resulting parameters were regressed as a function of a time index. The results indicate the presence of statistically significant time-dependent effects on all freight generation models (production and attraction), as well as on the freight distribution model estimated with loaded vehicle trips. In contrast, the parameters of the freight distribution models based on commodity flows were found to be stable overtime.
Palavras-chave : Parameter stability; freight generation models; freight distribution models.