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New Developments in Transport Planning

Advances in Dynamic Traffic Assignment Edited by Chris M.J. Tampère, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, Francesco Viti,Université du Luxembourg and Lambertus H. (Ben) Immers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Traffic assignment is a set of criteria through which the demand for mobility is distributed over the links of a transport network. Over the last 30 years, Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) models have been developed to support time-dependent analyses in nascent fields that need to take into account the temporal distribution of demand and supply. In this book, leading international experts in the field provide a state-of-the-art overview of fundamental DTA research and practice, identifying weaknesses and major challenges for future research.
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Publication Date: 2010
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Traffic assignment is a set of criteria through which the demand for mobility is distributed over the links of a transport network. Over the last 30 years, Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) models have been developed to support time-dependent analyses in nascent fields that need to take into account the temporal distribution of demand and supply. In this book, leading international experts in the field provide a state-of-the-art overview of fundamental DTA research and practice, identifying weaknesses and major challenges for future research.

The contributors illustrate that the complexity of DTA predominantly lies in finding a convenient trade-off between mathematical rigorousness and realistic traffic and behavioural models, and that many transport measures now have a necessarily dynamic element, ranging from real-time driver information systems to congestion pricing schemes, affecting the temporal distribution of demand and supply systems. They show that developing models able to predict the effects of these measures with sufficient realism, while maintaining properties of interpretability and computational tractability, is therefore of paramount importance. These, and other important DTA issues and themes are highlighted and discussed at length, with models and applications underpinning central theories and concepts.

Drawing current research together in one key volume, this book will prove an invaluable resource for a wide-ranging audience including academics, lecturers and researchers, government agencies, consultants and practitioners engaged in transport planning.
Contributors: M. Adnan, H. Bar-Gera, M. Behrisch, M.C.J. Bliemer, G.E. Cantarella, M. Carey, Y. Chen, E. Cipriani, R. Corthout, M. Florian, G. Flötteröd, R. Frederix, T.L. Friesz, E.Y. Ge, G. Gentile, S.P. Hoogendoorn, L.H. Immers, T. Iryo, G. Kalafatas, T.I. Kim, D. Krajzewicz, M. Kuwahara, C. Kwon, M. Mahut, R. Mounce, M. Nigro, M.B. Nitzani, S. Peeta, A.J. Pel, S. Rahamim, M.A. Rigdon, M.J. Smith, K. Stewart, C.M.J. Tampère, T. Tsubota, W. van der Hoeven, H.J. van Zuylen, F. Viti, P. Wagner, Y.-P. Wang
Contents:

Preface

1. Dynamic Traffic Assignment: Recent Advances and New Theories Towards Real Time Applications and Realistic Travel Behaviour (Editorial)
Francesco Viti and Chris M.J. Tampère

PART I: EXISTENCE, UNIQUENESS, CONVERGENCE, STABILITY
2. Signal Setting with Dynamic Process Assignment
Giulio E. Cantarella

3. Intelligent Network Control: Using an Assignment–Control Model to Design Fixed Time Signal Timings
Mike J. Smith

4. On the Existence of Pure Nash Equilibrium in Dynamic Traffic Assignments
Takamasa Iryo

5. Computing Dual Time-scale Dynamic User Equilibria
Terry L. Friesz, Tae Il Kim, Changhyun Kwon and Matthew A. Rigdon

6. Route Swap Processes and Convergence Measures in Dynamic Traffic Assignment
Richard Mounce and Malachy Carey

7. Continuous Correction Functions for Dynamic Route Choice Algorithms
Shmuel Rahamim, Michal Blumberg Nitzani and Hillel Bar-Gera

PART II: DYNAMIC NETWORK LOADING MODELS
8. The General Link Transmission Model for Dynamic Network Loading and a Comparison with the DUE Algorithm
Guido Gentile

9. Stochastic Dynamic Networks Loading for Travel Time Variability Due to Incidents
Ruben Corthout, Chris M.J. Tampère and Lambertus H. (Ben) Immers

10. The Effects of Dynamic Network Loading Models on DTA-based OD Estimation
Rodric Frederix, Chris M.J. Tampère, Francesco Viti and Lambertus H. (Ben) Immers

11. A Graph-based Formulation for the Multiple Destinations Dynamic Traffic Assignment Problem
Georgios Kalafatas and Srinivas Peeta

12. Study on Dynamic System Optimum Assignment to Establish Marginal Time Equilibrium
Takahiro Tsubota and Masao Kuwahara

PART III: INCORPORATING TRAVEL CHOICE BEHAVIOUR
13. Linking Macro-level Dynamic Network Loading Models with Scheduling of Individual’s Daily Activity–Travel Pattern
Muhammad Adnan

14. Macroscopic Network Loading of Microscopic Travel Demand
Gunnar Flötteröd

15. Pre-trip and En-route Route Choice in a Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model
Adam J. Pel, Michiel C.J. Bliemer and Serge P. Hoogendoorn

16. Investigating Boundary Issues Arising from Congestion Charging in a Bottleneck Scenario
Ethan Y. Ge and Kathryn Stewart

PART IV: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
17. A Large-scale Urban Traffic Decision Support System with Dynamic Traffic Assignment
Yusen Chen, Henk J. van Zuylen and Wim van der Hoeven

18. Investigating for the Solution of Dynamic Demand Estimation Problems
Ernesto Cipriani, Michael Florian, Michael Mahut and Marialisa Nigro

19. Comparing Performance and Quality of Traffic Assignments for Microscopic Simulation
Michael Behrisch, Daniel Krajzewicz, Peter Wagner and Yun-Pang Wang

Index