APPLICATION OF A LARGE-SCALE DUAL-MODE SIMULATION TO MILWAUKEE COUNTY

Monte Carlo simulation, a technique for evaluating cost versus service trade-offs in the design of a dual-mode transportation system, is applied to a large-scale system for Milwaukee County. Model formulation, experimental design, analysis of alternative design configurations, and possible refinements of both the model and the methodology are considered. Experimental results show that, although there is an apparent interaction between system design and operations, within a reasonable range system performance is relatively insensitive to changes in operating conditions. Operating differences resulting from the size of the dual-mode network are noted. A reduction in dual-mode station capacity produced little effect except increased station congestion. Although problems associated with computer resource requirements did exist, it is concluded that methodological improvements would help make this type of simulation useful.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 30-36
  • Monograph Title: Transportation system evaluation techniques
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026687
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM