Microsimulation Model for Transit Assignment with Information Provision: Results from MILATRAS Prototype

This paper investigates the impact of different transit information provision scenarios on passenger departure time and path choices, and network performance, using the MILATRAS modeling framework. Four information provision scenarios were investigated and the impacts on passenger travel choices were examined. The results show that, for a medium-size transit networks with low to medium frequency services, the stop and departure time choices seem to be more important than the run choice, as they significantly affect the trip time. Information provided at stops only did not help passengers reduce their trip time, as run choices are limited and dependent on previous stop and departure time choices in such networks with limited services. Information targeting the transfer stop choice was found to be more effective. Interestingly, pre-trip information targeting home departure time choice did not enable the system to reach a stable state.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 24p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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  • Accession Number: 01047488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-3000
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 7:43PM