Title

DEVELOPMENT OF A TRANSIT NETWORK FROM A STREET MAP DATABASE WITH SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND DYNAMIC SEGMENTATION

Authors

K Choi
W Jang

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2000

Subject Area

planning - signage/information, land use - planning, ridership - commuting, ridership - demand, technology - geographic information systems, place - urban, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Urban transportation, Travel models (Travel demand), Travel demand, Transportation planning, Transit operating agencies, Transit lines, Transit, Streets, Spatial analysis, Regional transportation, Public transit lines, Public transit, Networks, Mass transit lines, Mass transit, Maps, Local transit, Intrastate transportation, Intracity transportation, GIS, Geographic information systems, Geocoding, Dynamic programming, Digital mapping, Databases, City streets, Algorithms

Abstract

This paper presents an integrated transit-oriented travel demand modeling procedure within the framework of geographic information systems (GIS). Focusing on transit network development, both the procedure and algorithm for automatically generating link and line data for transit demand modeling from conventional street network data using spatial analysis and dynamic segmentation are described. Transit stop digitizing, topology and route system building, and the conversion of route and stop data into link and line data sets are performed. Using spatial analysis, the nearest stops are identified along the associated links of the transit line, while the topological relation between links and line data sets can also be computed using dynamic segmentation. A small test network is adopted to demonstrate the process and the results. The advantages of this approach are discussed. This procedure will be useful to many cities and regional transit agencies in their transit demand modeling process within the integrated GIS-based computing environment.

Comments

Transportation Research Part C Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0968090X