Modelling the crowding effects of transit system on commuters' arrival behaviors

Qiong Tian, Hai Jun Huang, Hing Keung William Lam

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Abstract

This paper investigates the arrival behaviors of commuters in transit system with crowding effects during peak periods. In congested transit system, commuters who take a mass transit from a living place to a work place have to encounter a trade-off between the schedule delay cost and the discomfort cost due to congested vehicles and crowded platforms. The commuters without seats in vehicle would experience the in-vehicle congestion disutility, while the others who have seats in vehicle would have to endure the at-platform crowding cost for the priority of sitting. An equivalent mathematical programming model is formulated to describe the equilibrium, and sensitivity analyses are carried out to illustrate the impacts of various parameters on the commuter arrival patterns with the use of numerical examples.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransportation and the Economy - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2005
Pages501-509
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event10th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation and the Economy, HKSTS 2005 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 10 Dec 200510 Dec 2005

Conference

Conference10th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation and the Economy, HKSTS 2005
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period10/12/0510/12/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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