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Title: Modelling impacts of adverse weather conditions on activity-travel pattern scheduling in multi-modal transit networks
Authors: Fu, X 
Lam, WHK 
Meng, Q
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Transportmetrica. B, Transport dynamics, 2014, v. 2, no. 2, p. 151-167
Abstract: In general, adverse weather has significant influence on individuals activity/travel choice behaviour and such influence is obviously greater in cities which suffer frequent rainy periods. Thus, the impacts of weather conditions should be taken into account in long-term transit service planning. In this paper, an activity-based network equilibrium model for scheduling daily activity-travel patterns (DATPs) in multi-modal transit networks under adverse weather conditions (with different rainfall intensities) is developed. The interdependency of individuals activity/travel choices and weather conditions are comprehensively investigated. In the proposed model, the DATP choice problem under adverse weather conditions is transformed into an equivalent static transit assignment problem by constructing a novel super-network platform. A rule-based algorithm is proposed to automatically generate the super-network taking into account the rain effects implicitly. The effects of adverse weather on different transit modes and different activities are explicitly modelled. An efficient solution algorithm without prior enumeration of DATPs is proposed for solving the DATP scheduling problem in multi-modal transit networks. Numerical examples are presented to illustrate application of the proposed model and the solution algorithm.
Keywords: Adverse weather
Daily activity-travel pattern
Multi-modal transit network
Network equilibrium problem
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: Transportmetrica. B, Transport dynamics 
ISSN: 2168-0566
DOI: 10.1080/21680566.2014.924084
Rights: © 2014 Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics on 03 Jun 2014(published online), available at:
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