A STRATEGY FOR URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION ROUTE--TECHNOLOGY SELECTION

THE REPORT DEVELOPS A SIMULATION TECHNIQUE TO GUIDE THE SELECTION OF ALTERNATIVE URBAN TRANSPORTATION ROUTE AND TECHNOLOGY CONFIGURATIONS. EMPHASIS IS GIVEN TO TYPICAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROCESSES, TECHNICAL TRANSPORTATION DESIGN CRITERIA, AND OPERATING MANAGEMENT POLICY OPTIONS. THE MODEL SIMULATES INTERACTION BETWEEN DEMAND FOR TRANSPORTATION AND A SUPPLY FUNCTION BASED UPON AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY CONFIGURATIONS IS PROBABILISTICALLY ASSIGNED TO LINKS WITHIN A TRANSIT NETWORK UTILIZING A MINIMUM TIME PATH CRITERION. THE REPORT DESCRIBES CHARACTERISTICS OF THE URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION ENVIRONMENT, DEVELOPMENT OF SIMULATION PARAMETERS, TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT, AND THE ROUTE-TECHNOLOGY SIMULATION MODEL. TO TEST THE MODEL IN APPLICATION, THE PITTSBURGH CENTRAL BUSINESS AREA WAS A SELECTED CASE STUDY. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT THE EFFECT OF DECREASING THE PROBABILITY FOR TRAVERSING THE NETWORK ALONG THE MINIMUM TIME PATH WAS TO PRODUCE AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT TRANSPORTATION ROUTE-TECHNOLOGY CONFIGURATION. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No UMTA-PA-URT-10-71-2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh

    Urban Mass Transportation Research and Training Program
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15213
  • Authors:
    • Rhome, R C
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 170 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00228296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 16 1973 12:00AM