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Title: Bottleneck model revisited : an activity-based perspective
Authors: Li, ZC
Lam, WHK 
Wong, SC
Keywords: Activity-based approach
Bottleneck model
Flexible work-hour scheme
Marginal-activity utility function
Tour
Trip-based approach
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Transportation research. Part B, Methodological, 2014, v. 68, p. 262-287 How to cite?
Journal: Transportation research. Part B, Methodological 
Abstract: The timing of commuting trips made during morning and evening peaks has typically been investigated using Vickrey's bottleneck model. However, in the conventional trip-based approach, the decisions that commuters make during the day about their activity schedules and time use are not explicitly considered. This study extends the bottleneck model to address the scheduling problem of commuters' morning home-to-work and evening work-to-home journeys by using an activity-based approach. A day-long activity-travel scheduling model is proposed for the simultaneous determination of departure times for morning and evening commutes, together with allocations of time during the day among travel and activities undertaken at home or at the workplace. The proposed model maximizes the total net utility of the home-based tour, which is the difference between the benefits derived from participating in activities and the disutility incurred by travel between activity locations. The properties of the model solution are analytically explored and compared with the conventional bottleneck model for a special case with constant marginal-activity utility. For the case with linear marginal-activity utility, we develop a heuristic procedure to seek the equilibrium scheduling solution. We also explore the effects of marginal-work utility (or the employees' average wage level) and of flexible work-hour schemes on the scheduling problem in relation to the morning and evening commuting tours.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32936
ISSN: 0191-2615
EISSN: 1879-2367
DOI: 10.1016/j.trb.2014.06.013
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