A Review on Transit Assignment Modelling Approaches to Congested Networks: A New Perspective

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Journal Article

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Subject Area

ridership - modelling, operations - frequency, operations - scheduling


Public transport, Transit assignment models, Congested transit network, Path choice, Travel behaviours


This paper reviews a number of studies on both frequency-and schedule-based transit assignment models that have been proposed by far, wherein various behavioural assumptions on a wide range of aspects are embedded. With a reinvestigation on the relationships and homogeneity between different modelling approaches, it explores the representative veins of the models, and thereby extends a new perspective to the existing reviews under a historical context. Meanwhile, both advantages and disadvantages of these methods are presented. On the strength of the analyses and discussions of the state-of-the-art transit assignment models, further research directions are suggested.


Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Elsevier, copyright remains with them.


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