Modeling and Assessing the Impact of a Traveler’s Preference on Transit Route-Choice Behavior.
Considering and integrating the unique preferences of a traveler in navigation in transit networks may improve their travel experience, especially for travelers with disabilities. This study proposes a new normative approach to improve a traveler’s door to door travel experience. In addition to known attributes of a traveler’s utility, such as waiting time, the number of transfers, and the total travel time considered in prior efforts, this study incorporates a user-preference cost function for finding the most accessible sidewalk path in all walking-only choice problem, and the travelers’ risk-tolerance for travel time uncertainties in transit links in the walk-transit-walk choice problem. Travelers’ risk-tolerance for travel time uncertainties is modeled using the exponential function approximated by the mean-variance utility function. A realistic assessment of the effect of the user-defined preferences on a travelers’ path choice is presented for a small section of the Boston transit network, with schedule data from the Massachusetts bay transit authority.
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- This paper was sponsored by TRB committee AEP40 Standing Committee on Transportation Network Modeling.
Transportation Research Board,
- Darko, Justice
- Park, Hyoshin (John)
- Transportation Research Board 100th Annual Meeting
- Location: Washington DC, United States
- Date: 2021-1-5 to 2021-1-29
- Date: 2021
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 21p
- TRT Terms: Accessibility; Exponential functions; Mathematical models; Persons with disabilities; Public transit; Route choice; Sidewalks; Travel time; Uncertainty; Utility theory; Walking
- Subject Areas: Highways; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 01764076
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-02784
- Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
- Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:19AM