INSPIRING FUTURES

Seat capacity and hyperpath choice on-board: alight or remain seated?

Schmoecker, Jan-Dirk, Shimamoto, Hiroshi, Kurauchi, Fumitaka, Fonzone, Achille and Bell, Michael G H (2010) Seat capacity and hyperpath choice on-board: alight or remain seated? In: 12th World Congress on Transport Research, 11-15 July 2010 , Lisbon, Portugal. (Unpublished)

[img]
Preview
PDF
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (816kB) | Preview

    Abstract/Description

    The rationale for the definition of a set of paths referred to as “hyperpath” is that some uncertainty (for example waiting time) means that the choice of a specific option is not being pre-determined. Rather the choice process is assumed to occur on two levels. At a “strategic level” a passenger defines a set of paths any of which might be potentially optimal, and at “a tactic level” a specific path out of these is chosen depending on events occurring en-route. This paper discusses that the same concept of hyperpath might also be true for passengers already on on-board a transit vehicle. The uncertainty in this case arises from the seat availability. The paper extends an earlier version of the frequency-based transit assignment model with seat capacity by Schmöcker et al (2009) to describe that passengers choose their alighting point depending on whether they have obtained a seat or not. This behaviour is compared to the “deterministic” case where passengers have decided their alighting point independent of whether they might obtain a seat or not during the journey.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Hyperpath; en-route decision; sitting capacity; optimism;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
    Item ID: 4246
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2011 16:32
    Last Modified: 15 Mar 2011 16:32
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4246

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...

    Edinburgh Napier University is a registered Scottish charity. Registration number SC018373