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2012 Travel Demand-Based Assignment Model for Multimodal and Multiuser Transportation System
Bingfeng Si, Xuedong Yan, Hunjun Sun, Xiaobao Yang, Ziyou Gao
J. Appl. Math. 2012(SI15): 1-22 (2012). DOI: 10.1155/2012/592104


In this paper, the structural characteristic of urban multimodal transport system is fully analyzed and then a two-tier network structure is proposed to describe such a system, in which the first-tier network is used to depict the traveller’s mode choice behaviour and the second-tier network is used to depict the vehicle routing when a certain mode has been selected. Subsequently, the generalized travel cost is formulated considering the properties of both traveller and transport mode. A new link impedance function is proposed, in which the interferences between different vehicle flows are taken into account. Simultaneously, the bi-equilibrium patterns for multimodal transport network are proposed by extending Wardrop principle. Correspondingly, a bi-level programming model is then presented to describe the bi-equilibrium based assignment for multi-class multimodal transport network. The solution algorithm is also given. Finally, a numerical example is provided to illustrate the model and algorithm.


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Bingfeng Si. Xuedong Yan. Hunjun Sun. Xiaobao Yang. Ziyou Gao. "Travel Demand-Based Assignment Model for Multimodal and Multiuser Transportation System." J. Appl. Math. 2012 (SI15) 1 - 22, 2012.


Published: 2012
First available in Project Euclid: 16 July 2013

zbMATH: 1264.90024
MathSciNet: MR3005210
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2012/592104

Rights: Copyright © 2012 Hindawi

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