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 (Unpublished)

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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

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