Capacity restraint assignment model for congested public transport systems

Hing Keung William Lam, Z. Y. Gao, K. S. Chan

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In this paper, a time-dependent capacity restraint assignment model is proposed for transit networks with passenger queues and congestion at stations. In this model the passenger waiting cost is a function of both combined frequency of the transit lines and congestion at stations because of insufficient capacities of transit lines in a particular time period. The conservation of the time-dependent passenger flows and queues at any station is derived and incorporated in the proposed model. The objective is to minimize the sum of the expected total passenger travel time (including waiting time) and the total number of passenger queues at stations in the study period. An equivalent mathematical programming problem is formulated for the time-dependent transit system optimization assignment and the solution algorithm is proposed. Numerical example is used to illustrate the applications of the new transit assignment model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies, ICTTS
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies, ICTTS - Beijing, China
Duration: 27 Jul 199829 Jul 1998


ConferenceProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies, ICTTS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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