Several variants of combined dynamic travel models in discrete time with dynamic user equilibrium or system optimality as the assignment objective have been presented recently. This modeling approach is converted into quasi-continuous time, which enables two key model improvements: (a) traffic volumes are spread over time intervals in continuous time, allowing trips to be split among successive time intervals, and (b) the first-in first-out ordering of trips between all zone pairs is more precisely maintained. The means by which capacity losses are approximated on upstream links caused by spillback queueing from oversaturated links and accidents are also described. Trips are assumed to have scheduled departure times and variable arrival times, but notational variations allowing other model forms are briefly mentioned. Application of this model to a Denver-area network with comparison of results to observed speeds and volumes is described elsewhere.


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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 199-206
  • Monograph Title: Travel demand forecasting, travel behavior analysis, time-sensitive transportation, and traffic assignment methods
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  • Accession Number: 00714872
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061709
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 8 1995 12:00AM