OPTIMUM ALLOCATION OF TRANSPORTATION TERMINALS IN URBAN AREAS

THE GOAL OF THIS PAPER IS THE DETERMINATION OF TERMINAL LOCATIONS FOR ACCESSIBILITY AND GREATEST UTILITY FROM THE CUSTOMER'S POINT OF VIEW. IT IS FOCUSED ON A HOMOGENEOUS CONTINUOUSLY DISTRIBUTED MODEL, RATHER THAN THE NODE/NETWORK APPROACH. BY EQUATING DEMAND DISTRIBUTION WITH POPULATION DISTRIBUTION, AND MAKING ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT TRAVEL VELOCITY AND PATH, A SIMPLE CIRCULAR MODEL WAS CONSTRUCTED. SUBSEQUENT THEORETICAL AND NUMERICAL ANALYSES USING A COMPUTER PROGRAM WHICH WAS DEVELOPED FROM THE MODEL SUGGESTS SEVERAL RESULTS: (1) THE OPTIMA ARE QUITE INSENSITIVE, PERMITTING LATITUDE IN DETERMINING EXACT FINAL TERMINAL LOCATIONS, (2) THE UTILITY OF TWO OR MORE STATIONS AS COMPARED WITH ONE IS VERY MARKED, AS EXPRESSED IN ACCESSIBILITY, MAXIMUM TRAVEL TIME, AND TRAVEL TIME VARIANCE, AND (3) THE MODEL DEVELOPED HERE REQUIRES LESS EFFORT TO PARAMETERIZE THAN THE NETWORK APPROACH, AND GENERATES SOLUTIONS WHICH COMPARE FAVORABLY WITH MORE COMPLEX MODELS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Commerce

    1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20230

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Cramer, B E
  • Publication Date: 1966-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202110
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1972 12:00AM