Route Choice on Transit Networks with Online Information at Stops

The paper presents a general framework developed for investigating passenger's route choice in transit networks when online information about arrival times at stops is available. Assuming that the passenger's ultimate objective is to minimize the total travel time to the destination, a new stop model is proposed to determine the probability of boarding each line available at a given stop, and the corresponding expected waiting time when headways have independent general distributions. By showing that the classical common lines model may be interpreted as a particular instance of the proposed framework, the existing results are extended to also cover general headway distribution. Finally, the paper illustrates with small numerical examples the impact of the availability of information regarding bus arrivals and that of the regularity of transit lines on the network loads as well as on the passenger travel times.

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  • Authors:
    • Gentile, Guido
    • Nguyen, Sang
    • Pallottino, Stefano
  • Publication Date: 2005-8


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 289-297
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  • Accession Number: 01004200
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2005 2:39PM