Modelling intelligent multi-modal transit systems

Agostino Nuzzolo, William H.K. Lam

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Abstract

The growing mobility needs of travellers have led to the development of increasingly complex and integrated multi-modal transit networks. Hence, transport agencies and transit operators are now more urgently required to assist in the challenging task of effectively and efficiently planning, managing, and governing transit networks. A pre-condition for the development of an effective intelligent multi-modal transit system is the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) tools that will support the needs of transit operators and travellers. To achieve this, reliable real-time simulation and short-term forecasting of passenger demand and service network conditions are required to provide both real-time traveller information and successfully synchronise transit service planning and operations control. Modelling Intelligent Multi-Modal Transit Systems introduces the current trends in this newly emerging area. Recent developments in information technology and telematics have enabled a large amount of data to become available, thus further attracting transport researchers to set up new models outside the context of the traditional data-driven approach. The alternative demand-supply interaction or network assignment modelling approach has improved greatly in recent years and has a crucial role to play in this new context.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages322
ISBN (Electronic)9781498743549
ISBN (Print)9781498743532
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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