Journal article

Simulating ad-hoc demand-responsive transportation: a comparison of three approaches

Nicole Ronald, Russell Thompson, Stephan Winter

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Transport models are used to evaluate new infrastructure and public transport services, varied levels of demand, and new ideas for demand management. Exploring these proposals virtually is easier than implementation and testing in situ. However, existing models are based around traditional forms of transportation. As part of a feature analysis using a case study approach, three different simulation packages (a simple custom-developed package, traffic microsimulation, and agent-based simulation) are used to develop and demonstrate simulations of demand-responsive transportation (DRT) and analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each simulation approach for evaluating DRT. While the simulat..

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