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A study on network design problems for multi-modal networks by probit-based stochastic user equilibrium

Uchida, K., Sumalee, A., Watling, D.P. and Connors, R.D. (2006) A study on network design problems for multi-modal networks by probit-based stochastic user equilibrium. Networks and Spatial Economics, Online. ISSN 1572-9427

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This paper develops a multi-modal transport network model considering various travel modes including railway, bus, auto, and walking. Travellers are assumed to choose their multi-modal routes so as to minimise their perceived disutilities of travel following the Probit Stochastic User Equilibrium (SUE) condition. Factors influencing the disutility of a multi-modal route include actual travel times, discomfort on transit systems, expected waiting times, fares, and constants specific to transport modes. The paper then deals with the multimodal network design problem (NDP). The paper employs the method of sensitivity analysis to define linear approximation functions between the Probit SUE link flows and the design parameters, which are then used as constraints in the sub-problem of the NDP instead of the original SUE condition. Based on this reformulated NDP, an efficient algorithm for solving the problem is proposed in the paper. Two instances of this general NDP formulation are then presented in the paper: the optimal frequency design problem for public transport services (FDP), and the anti-freezing admixture dispersion problem (AADP).

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2006 Springer. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Networks and Spatial Economics. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2014 20:23
Published Version: http://www.springerlink.com/content/h77n15w79272v3...
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1007/s11067-006-9010-7
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2479

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