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DTA2012 Symposium: Combining Disaggregate Route Choice Estimation with Aggregate Calibration of a Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model

Moshe Ben-Akiva (), Song Gao (), Lu Lu () and Yang Wen ()

Networks and Spatial Economics, 2015, vol. 15, issue 3, 559-581

Abstract: Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) models are important decision support tools for transportation planning and real-time traffic management. One of the biggest obstacles of applying DTA in large-scale networks is the calibration of model parameters, which is essential for the realistic replication of the traffic condition. This paper proposes a methodology for the simultaneous demand-supply DTA calibration based on both aggregate measurements and disaggregate route choice observations to improve the calibration accuracy. The calibration problem is formulated as a bi-level constrained optimization problem and an iterative solution algorithm is proposed. A case study in a highly congested urban area of Beijing using DynaMIT-P is conducted and the combined calibration method improves the fits to surveillance data compared to the calibration based on aggregate measurements only. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Keywords: Dynamic traffic assignment; Calibration; Route choice model estimation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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