Adam Weiss, MASc thesis, Civil Engineering, 2013
Professor Khandker Nurul Habib, Supervisor
This thesis proposes a framework that combines a mode choice model with a large scaled agent-based multimodal traffic microsimulation.
Both components are discussed with respect to their development as separate entities.
The mode choice model uses a formulation that explicitly considers latent modal captivity despite using conventional travel survey data. An existing multimodal microsimulation traffic assignment model used in the study area is enhanced and partially calibrated for use with the MATSIM traffic assignment tool. Both of the components are then tested independently in terms of statistical and behavioral validity and a conceptual procedure to test the implications of the mode choice model on mode switching behaviour within the traffic assignment model is presented.
Other applications of both the travel assignment model and mode choice model are discussed. In order for the framework to become operational, further development with respect to the traffic assignment model is required.
Access via Tspace / U of T Libraries: Abstract and full thesis “Framework for the Integration of a Parameterized Logit Captivity Model for Morning Commuting in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with an Agent Based Dynamic Traffic Micro Simulation.”
Supervisor contact information
Professor Khandker Nurul Habib
Tel: (416) 946-8027