Short-Term Traffic Forecasting Using the Double Seasonal Holt-Winters Method

In a typical traffic time series, a within-day seasonal cycle is evident from the similarity of traffic data from one day to the next; a within-week seasonal cycle can be observed when comparing traffic data on corresponding days of adjacent weeks. Recently a new method called the double seasonal (DS) Holt-Winters method has been proposed to deal with double seasonality in time series. The primary objective of this study is to investigate the possibility of using the DS method to account for both within-day and within-week seasonal cycles in traffic time series. Based on speed data from Freeway I-5, California, the DS method, the standard Holt-Winters method and the ARIMA method are employed to perform short-term traffic forecasting. The result shows that the proposed DS model outperforms the other two methods, indicating that the double seasonal Holt-Winters approach is a promising and effective method for short-term traffic forecasting.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 162-173
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2016: Green and Multimodal Transportation and Logistics

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  • Accession Number: 01606622
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479896
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2016 3:03PM