Title

APPLICATION OF DWELL TIME FUNCTIONS IN TRANSIT ASSIGNMENT MODEL

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2002

Subject Area

operations - traffic, land use - planning

Keywords

Transportation planning, Transit assignment, Traffic assignment, Tehran (Iran), Teheran (Iran), Software, Mathematical models, Field data, EMME/2 (Computer program), Dwell time, Calculation

Abstract

The transit assignment process applied as part of the development of the Tehran transportation model is described. The process includes development of various models for dwell time as a function of transit volume. Dwell time is the time a transit vehicle spends at a stop to allow passengers to alight and board. This method was implemented by using EMME/2 transportation planning software. The calculation of dwell time is necessary in modeling transit assignment because an accurate estimation of dwell time will lead to more precise transit assignment results. The area analyzed in the model comprises various transportation analysis zones in the city of Tehran. The model output was shown to be statistically significant. Calculations were found to be valid when compared with observed data.