Traffic Assignment Methods

This chapter provides an overview of route choice principles proposed in the past, followed by an in-depth analysis of three types of traffic assignment models. It discusses their formulations, calibration, and validation through a case study. Specifically, this chapter is organized as follows. First, it reviews a few route choice principles. Secondly, the user equilibrium (UE) and stochastic user equilibrium (SUE) models are depicted, together with a brief discussion on the logit-based SUE model. Thirdly, the formulation of the probit-based SUE model is depicted to facilitate the discussion on model calibration. Fourthly, a case study in Hong Kong is presented in order to compare the various traffic assignment models and finally, some concluding comments are given.

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    • Published as Volume 5, Handbooks in Transport series, ISSN 1472-7889.
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    The Boulevard, Langford Lane
    Kidlington, Oxford  United Kingdom  OX5 1GB
  • Authors:
    • Lam, William H.K.
    • Hong, K Lo
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 609-625
  • Monograph Title: Handbook of Transport Geography and Spatial Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01004005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080441084
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2005 2:35PM