Title

DEVELOPMENTS IN MICROCOMPUTER NETWORK ANALYSIS TOOLS FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Authors

S Lewis
S McNeil

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1986

Subject Area

operations - capacity, operations - traffic, land use - planning, ridership - commuting

Keywords

Transportation planning, Traffic networks, Traffic capacity, Software, Network analysis (Planning), Microcomputers, Highway capacity

Abstract

Key generic criteria for evaluating software models are identified and used to evaluate, in light of ongoing developments in the field, some commercially available models. The packages described have versions available for an IBM PC or AT: IMPAX from PRC Engineering; MINUTP from COMSIS; MICROTRIPS from PRC; NETPEM-PC; TMODEL from Professional Solutions; JAM from a U.K. firm; HNET from another U.K. firm; NEXUS from Garmen Associates; and EMME/2 developed by the University of Montreal, Canada. Recent developments have included the adding of junction capacity restrained versions, which give more complete packages (e.g., NEXUS and EMME/2).