ESTIMATION OF ORIGIN-DESTINATION MATRICES FROM OBSERVED FLOWS: SIMPLE SYSTEMS

Many transport planning and management tasks require an estimate of the pattern of trip making represented in the form of an Origin-Destination Matrix. This report describes the theoretical foundation and the practical application of an estimation technique which utilizes only relatively easily obtainable traffic counts. The technique is applied to several practical examples: flights between cities, freeway flows, a commuter rail line, a subway route and two urban streets. In each case, estimates are compared to observed flows in order to afford the reader an impression of the estimation accuracy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Toronto-York University Joint Program in Transportation

    4700 Keele Street, Room 430 Osgoode Hall
    Downsview, Ontario  Canada  M3J 1P3
  • Authors:
    • Hauer, E
    • Shin, B T
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Rpt. 65
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1981 12:00AM