Integrated approach for trip matrix updating and network calibration

G. Xu, Hing Keung William Lam, K. S. Chan

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Most transport models for short-term strategic planning are required to be calibrated with current planning parameters and updated traffic data. There are basically two steps involved in transport model calibration, namely, trip matrix updating and network calibration. These two steps are carried out iteratively in the conventional approach and may not achieve a stable solution. This paper proposes a bilevel programming model that integrates the two steps of trip matrix updating and network calibration into one stage. A solution algorithm is developed on the basis of genetic algorithms. Numerical examples are presented to illustrate the performance of the proposed model and solution algorithm under various conditions where different source data are available.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-244
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Transportation Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2004


  • Calibration
  • Data analysis
  • Models
  • Transportation planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation


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