Campus Units

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

Transportation Planning and Technology

Volume

38

Issue

6

First Page

626

Last Page

645

DOI

10.1080/03081060.2015.1048945

Abstract

This paper studies the assignment of long-distance passenger traffic on a highway corridor network. First, we propose a traditional model for the long-distance traffic assignment considering interactions with local commuter traffic. It addresses the effect of local networks on highway corridors. An iterative algorithm is developed to solve for the exact solution. Then, to address the potential computational issues that arise therein, a decomposition method is proposed by introducing a new concept of corridor elasticity. An assignment procedure for long-distance passenger traffic is developed accordingly. Numerical tests show that the proposed decomposition method makes significant improvements in computational performance at a small loss of optimality. This decomposition method well approximates the exact assignment from the traditional formulation, especially when the highway corridors are near-saturation. The proposed decomposition method appears practical for application.

Research Focus Area

Transportation Engineering

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Wang, Wen, Xiubin Bruce Wang, and Jing Dong. Development and calibration of a long-distance passenger traffic assignment model. Transportation Planning and Technology 38, no. 6 (2015): 626-645." DOI: 10.1080/03081060.2015.1048945. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Taylor & Francis

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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