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Article: Bottleneck model revisited: An activity-based perspective

TitleBottleneck model revisited: An activity-based perspective
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/trb
Citation
Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 2014, v. 68, p. 262-287 How to Cite?
AbstractThe timing of commuting trips made during morning and evening peaks has typically been investigated using Vickrey’s bottleneck model. However, in the conventional trip-based approach, the decisions that commuters make during the day about their activity schedules and time use are not explicitly considered. This study extends the bottleneck model to address the scheduling problem of commuters’ morning home-to-work and evening work-to-home journeys by using an activity-based approach. A day-long activity-travel scheduling model is proposed for the simultaneous determination of departure times for morning and evening commutes, together with allocations of time during the day among travel and activities undertaken at home or at the workplace. The proposed model maximizes the total net utility of the home-based tour, which is the difference between the benefits derived from participating in activities and the disutility incurred by travel between activity locations. The properties of the model solution are analytically explored and compared with the conventional bottleneck model for a special case with constant marginal-activity utility. For the case with linear marginal-activity utility, we develop a heuristic procedure to seek the equilibrium scheduling solution. We also explore the effects of marginal-work utility (or the employees’ average wage level) and of flexible work-hour schemes on the scheduling problem in relation to the morning and evening commuting tours.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206791
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.769
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.905

 

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dc.contributor.authorLi, ZC-
dc.contributor.authorLam, WHK-
dc.contributor.authorWong, SC-
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-02T09:20:13Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-02T09:20:13Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationTransportation Research Part B: Methodological, 2014, v. 68, p. 262-287-
dc.identifier.issn0191-2615-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206791-
dc.description.abstractThe timing of commuting trips made during morning and evening peaks has typically been investigated using Vickrey’s bottleneck model. However, in the conventional trip-based approach, the decisions that commuters make during the day about their activity schedules and time use are not explicitly considered. This study extends the bottleneck model to address the scheduling problem of commuters’ morning home-to-work and evening work-to-home journeys by using an activity-based approach. A day-long activity-travel scheduling model is proposed for the simultaneous determination of departure times for morning and evening commutes, together with allocations of time during the day among travel and activities undertaken at home or at the workplace. The proposed model maximizes the total net utility of the home-based tour, which is the difference between the benefits derived from participating in activities and the disutility incurred by travel between activity locations. The properties of the model solution are analytically explored and compared with the conventional bottleneck model for a special case with constant marginal-activity utility. For the case with linear marginal-activity utility, we develop a heuristic procedure to seek the equilibrium scheduling solution. We also explore the effects of marginal-work utility (or the employees’ average wage level) and of flexible work-hour schemes on the scheduling problem in relation to the morning and evening commuting tours.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/trb-
dc.relation.ispartofTransportation Research Part B: Methodological-
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part B: Methodological. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 2014, v. 68, p. 262-287. DOI: 10.1016/j.trb.2014.06.013-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleBottleneck model revisited: An activity-based perspective-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWong, SC: hhecwsc@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, SC=rp00191en_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.trb.2014.06.013-
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dc.identifier.hkuros241529-
dc.identifier.volume68-
dc.identifier.spage262-
dc.identifier.epage287-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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