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TitleAn activity-based approach for scheduling multimodal transit services
 
AuthorsLi, ZC3 2
Lam, WHK3
Wong, SC1
Sumalee, A3
 
KeywordsActivity-based model
Scheduling/timetabling problem
Transit assignment
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0049-4488
 
CitationTransportation, 2010, v. 37 n. 5, p. 751-774 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11116-010-9291-z
 
AbstractThis paper proposes a new activity-based transit assignment model for investigating the scheduling (or timetabling) problem of transit services in multi-modal transit networks. The proposed model can be used to generate the short-term and long-term timetables of multimodal transit lines for transit operations and service planning purposes. The interaction between transit timetables and passenger activity-travel scheduling behaviors is captured by the proposed model, as the activity and travel choices of transit passengers are considered explicitly in terms of departure time choice, activity/trip chain choices, activity duration choice, transit line and mode choices. A heuristic solution algorithm which combines the Hooke-Jeeves method and an iterative supply-demand equilibrium approach is developed to solve the proposed model. Two numerical examples are presented to illustrate the differences between the activity-based approach and the traditional trip-based method, together with comparison on the effects of optimal timetables with even and uneven headways. It is shown that the passenger travel scheduling pattern derived from the activity-based approach is significantly different from that obtained by the trip-based method, and that a demand-sensitive (with uneven headway) timetable is more efficient than an even-headway timetable. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
 
ISSN0049-4488
2012 Impact Factor: 1.657
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.259
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11116-010-9291-z
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000283239500004
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionPolyU 5215/09E
Research Committee of the Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityG-YX1V
National Natural Science Foundation of China70971045
Foundation for the Author of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China200963
University Research Committee of the University of Hong Kong10400582/00002771
Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of ChinaNCET-10-0385
Funding Information:

The authors would like to thank the guest editors and three anonymous referees for their helpful comments and constructive suggestions on an earlier version of the manuscript. The work described in this paper was jointly supported by grants from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (PolyU 5215/09E), the Research Committee of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (G-YX1V), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (70971045), the Foundation for the Author of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China (200963), the University Research Committee of the University of Hong Kong (10400582/00002771), and the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of China (NCET-10-0385).

 
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dc.contributor.authorLam, WHK
 
dc.contributor.authorWong, SC
 
dc.contributor.authorSumalee, A
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T10:23:08Z
 
dc.date.available2010-10-31T10:23:08Z
 
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dc.description.abstractThis paper proposes a new activity-based transit assignment model for investigating the scheduling (or timetabling) problem of transit services in multi-modal transit networks. The proposed model can be used to generate the short-term and long-term timetables of multimodal transit lines for transit operations and service planning purposes. The interaction between transit timetables and passenger activity-travel scheduling behaviors is captured by the proposed model, as the activity and travel choices of transit passengers are considered explicitly in terms of departure time choice, activity/trip chain choices, activity duration choice, transit line and mode choices. A heuristic solution algorithm which combines the Hooke-Jeeves method and an iterative supply-demand equilibrium approach is developed to solve the proposed model. Two numerical examples are presented to illustrate the differences between the activity-based approach and the traditional trip-based method, together with comparison on the effects of optimal timetables with even and uneven headways. It is shown that the passenger travel scheduling pattern derived from the activity-based approach is significantly different from that obtained by the trip-based method, and that a demand-sensitive (with uneven headway) timetable is more efficient than an even-headway timetable. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
 
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dc.identifier.citationTransportation, 2010, v. 37 n. 5, p. 751-774 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11116-010-9291-z
 
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionPolyU 5215/09E
Research Committee of the Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityG-YX1V
National Natural Science Foundation of China70971045
Foundation for the Author of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China200963
University Research Committee of the University of Hong Kong10400582/00002771
Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of ChinaNCET-10-0385
Funding Information:

The authors would like to thank the guest editors and three anonymous referees for their helpful comments and constructive suggestions on an earlier version of the manuscript. The work described in this paper was jointly supported by grants from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (PolyU 5215/09E), the Research Committee of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (G-YX1V), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (70971045), the Foundation for the Author of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China (200963), the University Research Committee of the University of Hong Kong (10400582/00002771), and the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of China (NCET-10-0385).

 
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dc.subjectActivity-based model
 
dc.subjectScheduling/timetabling problem
 
dc.subjectTransit assignment
 
dc.titleAn activity-based approach for scheduling multimodal transit services
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  3. Hong Kong Polytechnic University