Traffic Performance Models for Dynamic Traffic Assignment: An Assessment of Existing Models

This paper provides a review of the traffic performance models for dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) and it identifies the strength and weakness of existing models. Requirements for traffic performance models are identified and various forms of existing traffic performance models for DTA are reviewed and analysed according to the requirements. Non-linear travel time models are shown to have some deficiencies that make them unsuitable for the analysis of time-varying transportation networks. Even though linear-type travel time models are identified as good candidates for the analysis of dynamic transportation networks, they have limitations from the practical point of view that travel time increases only linearly with the amount of traffic on the link. This poses a dilemma and it seems to be one whose resolution is an imminent precondition for DTA modelling to progress in a way that is both theoretically coherent and plausible in practical terms.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Taylor and Francis
  • Authors:
    • Mun, Jin-Su
  • Publication Date: 2007-3


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  • Accession Number: 01045466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2007 2:09PM