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Title: Modelling the effects of multi-modal travler information systems
Authors: Tan, Z
Lam, WHK 
Li, Z
Sumalee, A
Keywords: Multi-modal traveler information systems
Stochastic user equilibrium
Fixed point problem
Issue Date: 2007
Source: Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 2007, v. 7, p. 328-343 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies 
Abstract: This paper proposes a multi-class probit-based stochastic user equilibrium model for assessing the effects of multi-modal traveler information systems (MTIS) on a multi-modal transport network. It can be formulated as a fixed-point problem and solved by a simulation-based heuristic solution algorithm. It is assumed in this paper that the travelers equipped and unequipped with MTIS would make their travel choices following a probit-based stochastic manner when considering alternative paths or modes according to their perceived utilities. The proposed model and solution algorithm can be used to evaluate explicitly the impacts of MTIS services. Numerical results show that the introduction of MTIS would improve the network performance and promote the utilization of public transit under certain market penetration and congestion levels.
DOI: 10.11175/easts.7.328
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