Modeling transfer and non-linear fare structure in multi-modal network.

Lo, V, Yip, C W and Wan, Quentin (2003) Modeling transfer and non-linear fare structure in multi-modal network. Transportation Research Part B Methodological, 37 (2). pp. 149-170. ISSN 0191 2615

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In metropolitan areas where multi-modal trips are common, modeling transfers is an important issue. The existing approach of connecting multi-modal networks, without attending to the number or kinds of transfers, cannot fully describe actual behavior. In addition, the common practice of non-linear transit fare structures imposes certain modeling difficulties on the assignment approach. In this study, we develop a formulation to overcome these two difficulties, namely the number and kinds of transfers are explicitly considered and non-linear fare structures accommodated. Through a state augmentation technique, we
transform a multi-modal network to one we call state-augmented multi-modal (SAM) network. Once formulated, the SAM network behaves like a simple network and can be combined with traffic assignment or network analysis procedures. A numerical example is provided to illustrate this approach.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0191 2615
Electronic ISSN: 1879-2367
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban transport; Multimodal trips; Non-linear transit; Fare structure models; Transfer data; State augmented multi-modal network; SAM; Examples;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 332 Financial economics
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Item ID: 1970
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2008 14:47
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2013 09:24

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