Title

Modeling public transport corridors with aggregate and disaggregate demand

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2008

Subject Area

operations - traffic, operations - frequency, infrastructure - vehicle, ridership - demand, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Vehicle size, Transportation corridors, Transit, Traffic corridors, Public transit, Optimization, Optimisation, Mass transit, Local transit, Frequency of service, Demand, Corridors (Transportation)

Abstract

Microeconomic public transport models aimed at maximizing social benefits usually consider demand in an aggregate manner. In this paper we examine the effect of this approach on the optimal values of frequency and vehicle size by comparison with models where demand is described in detail as a matrix of flows between every station in a single line service. The theoretical analysis and the numerical examples suggest that the spatially aggregated model underestimates optimal frequency and overestimates vehicle size.

Comments

Journal of Transport Geography home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09666923