DYNAMIC MODELS OF COMMUTER BEHAVIOR: EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION AND APPLICATION TO THE ANALYSIS OF PLANNED TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS

This paper reviews the results of a series of experiments aimed at investigating the day-to-day dynamics of commuter behavior in congested traffic systems. The interactive experiments involve actual work commuters in a simulated traffic system, whereby commuters noncooperatively supply their decisions to a traffic simulation model that determines the resulting arrival times and associated trip times; these in turn form the basis of the commuters' decisions on the next day. Models are developed to predict the daily switching of departure time and/or route by individual commuters in response to experienced congestion in the system or to exogenously supplied information. These models are incorporated in a dynamic modelling framework for the analysis of the impacts of planned traffic disruptions, such as those associated with major highway repair and reconstruction activities.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • Mahmassani, H S
  • Publication Date: 1990-11

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  • Accession Number: 00612519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM