Dynamic trip assignment-simulation model for intermodal transportation networks

Khaled F. Abdelghany*, Hani S. Mahmassani

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A dynamic trip assignment-simulation model for urban intermodal transportation networks is presented. The model considers different travel modes, such as private cars, buses, metro-subway, and high-occupancy vehicles. The model captures the interaction between mode choice and traffic assignment under different information provision strategies. It implements a multiobjective assignment procedure in which travelers choose their modes and routes based on a range of evaluation criteria. The model assumes a stochastically diverse set of travelers in terms of their relevant choice criteria and access and response to the supplied information. The model overcomes many of the known limitations of static tools used in current practice. These limitations relate to the types of alternative measures that may be presented and evaluated and to the policy questions that planning agencies are increasingly asked to address.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-60
Number of pages9
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number1771
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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