Towards an agent-based model of passenger transportation

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Publication Conference Paper, peer reviewed
Title Towards an agent-based model of passenger transportation
Author(s) Hajinasab, Banafsheh ; Davidsson, Paul ; Persson, Jan A. ; Holmgren, Johan
Date 2015
Editor(s) Sichman, J; Gaudou, B
English abstract
An agent-based simulation model for supporting the decision making in urban transport planning is presented. The model can be used to investigate how different transport infrastructure investments and policy instruments will affect the travel choices of passengers. We identified four main categories of factors influencing the choice of travel: cost, time, convenience, and social norm. However, travelers value these factors differently depending on their in-dividual characteristics, such as age, income, work flexibility and environmen-tal engagement, as well as on external factors, such as the weather. Moreover, instead of modeling the transport system explicitly, online web services are used to generate travel options. The model can support transport planners by providing estimations of modal share, as well as economical and environmental consequences. As a first step towards validation of the model, we have con-ducted a simple case study of three scenarios where we analyze the effects of changes to the public transport fares on commuters’ travel choices in the Malmö-Lund region in Sweden.
Publisher Springer -­Verlag's Multi-Agent-Based Simulation book series XVI, LNAI
Host/Issue Multi-Agent-Based Simulation;XVI
Series/Issue Lecture Notes in Computer Science;
Pages Epub ahead of print/Online first
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) multi-agent based simulation
traveler behavior modeling
passenger transport
impact assessment
web services
Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY
Note The Sixteenth International Workshop on Multi‐Agent-­Based Simulation, Istanbul, Turkey, 4-8 May 2015
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