MAN-MACHINE INTERACTIVE TRANSIT SYSTEM PLANNING

THE PROBLEM OF FINDING THE BEST FIXED ROUTES FOR NODE ORIENTED TRANSIT SYSTEMS IS USED FOR AN INITIAL IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF A MAN-MACHINE INTERACTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING SYSTEM. THE INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC SYSTEM ENABLES A PLANNER/ANALYST TO EFFECTIVELY SEARCH FOR AND EVALUATE A LARGE NUMBER OF ALTERNATIVE DESIGNS IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THIS EVALUATION IS BASED ON A MODAL SPLIT MODEL THAT PREDICTS THE SYSTEM UTILIZATION AND COST CONSEQUENCES OF EACH ALTERNATIVE DESIGN. THE MODEL PERFORMS A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE TRIP OF EACH POTENTIAL TRIP MAKER BY THE ALTERNATIVE MODE OF TRAVEL BY TRANSIT OR PRIVATE AUTOMOBILE AND IT IS BASED ON VALUES REFLECTING THE AVERAGE TRIP MAKER'S PERCEPTION OF DISUTILITY OF THE VARIOUS TRIP COMPONENTS. THE MECHANICS OF THE ACTUAL IMPLEMENTED SYSTEM ARE DESCRIBED, BOTH IN TERMS OF COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FEATURES. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • Rapp, M H
  • Publication Date: 1972-2

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  • Accession Number: 00241714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1972 12:00AM