Modelling Intelligent Multi-Modal Transit Systems

Agostino Nuzzolo, William H. K. Lam

November 10, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 338 Pages - 8 Color & 57 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498743532 - CAT# K26846

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Features

  • Explores comprehensive real-time transit modelling.
  • Rooted in state-of-the-art research and new research challenges addressed by ITS development.
  • Explains clearly new concepts from the perspective of different disciplines.
  • Discusses real-time modelling and forecasting that includes models that are able to reproduce travelers' behavior and the way in which travelers propagate on the transit network according to the real-time demand and transit service configuration.
  • Discusses individual choice modelling framework, which provides tools for suggesting the best perceived path according to individual preferences and attitudes.

Summary

The growing mobility needs of travellers have led to the development of increasingly complex and integrated multi-modal transit networks. Hence, transport agencies and transit operators are now more urgently required to assist in the challenging task of effectively and efficiently planning, managing, and governing transit networks. A pre-condition for the development of an effective intelligent multi-modal transit system is the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) tools that will support the needs of transit operators and travellers. To achieve this, reliable real-time simulation and short-term forecasting of passenger demand and service network conditions are required to provide both real-time traveller information and successfully synchronise transit service planning and operations control.

Modelling Intelligent Multi-Modal Transit Systems introduces the current trends in this newly emerging area. Recent developments in information technology and telematics have enabled a large amount of data to become available, thus further attracting transport researchers to set up new models outside the context of the traditional data-driven approach. The alternative demand-supply interaction or network assignment modelling approach has improved greatly in recent years and has a crucial role to play in this new context.