Modelling Public Transport Passenger Flows in the Era of Intelligent Transport Systems

COST Action TU1004 (TransITS)

  • Guido Gentile
  • Klaus Noekel

Part of the Springer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic book series (STTT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Public Transport in the Era of ITS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kjell Jansson, Ingmar Andreasson, Karl Kottenhoff
      Pages 29-83
    3. Andrés Monzón, Sara Hernandez, Andrés García Martínez, Ioannis Kaparias, Francesco Viti
      Pages 85-128
  3. From Transit Systems to Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Markus Friedrich, Fabien Leurent, Irina Jackiva, Valentina Fini, Sebastián Raveau
      Pages 131-234
    3. Klaus Noekel, Guido Gentile, Efthia Nathanail, Achille Fonzone
      Pages 235-284
  4. The Theory of Transit Assignment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Guido Gentile, Michael Florian, Younes Hamdouch, Oded Cats, Agostino Nuzzolo
      Pages 287-386
    3. Guido Gentile, Klaus Noekel, Jan-Dirk Schmöcker, Valentina Trozzi, Ektoras Chandakas
      Pages 387-481
  5. Applications and Future Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 483-483
    2. Ingmar Andreasson, Fabien Leurent, Francesco Corman, Luigi dell’Olio
      Pages 485-519
    3. Ektoras Chandakas, Fabien Leurent, Oded Cats
      Pages 521-560
    4. Ingmar Andreasson, Fabien Leurent, Rosaldo Rossetti
      Pages 561-641

About this book


This book shows how transit assignment models can be used to describe and predict the patterns of network patronage in public transport systems. It provides a fundamental technical tool that can be employed in the process of designing, implementing and evaluating measures and/or policies to improve the current state of transport systems within given financial, technical and social constraints. The book offers a unique methodological contribution to the field of transit assignment because, moving beyond “traditional” models, it describes more evolved variants that can reproduce:
• intermodal networks with high- and low-frequency services;
• realistic behavioural hypotheses underpinning route choice;
• time dependency in frequency-based models; and
• assumptions about the knowledge that users have of network conditions
that are consistent with the present and future level of information that intelligent transport systems (ITS) can provide. The book also considers the practical perspective of practitioners and public transport operators who need to model and manage transit systems; for example, the role of ITS is explained with regard to their potential in data collection for modelling purposes and validation techniques, as well as with regard to the additional data on network patronage and passengers’ preferences that influences the network-management and control strategies imple
mented. In addition, it explains how the different aspects of network operations can be incorporated in traditional models and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of doing so. Lastly, the book provides practical information on state-of-the-art implementations of the different models and the commercial packages that are currently available for transit modelling. Showcasing original work done under the aegis of the COST Action TU1004 (TransITS), the book provides a broad readership, ranging from Master and PhD students to researchers and from policy makers to practitioners, with a comprehensive tool for understanding transit assignment models.


Commercial Software for Transit Modelling Data Representation and Collection Discrete-choice Models ITS for Public Transport Intelligent Transport Systems Modes of Public Transport Sustainability of Public Transport Transit Assignment Transit Operations Travel-demand Models

Editors and affiliations

  • Guido Gentile
    • 1
  • Klaus Noekel
    • 2
  1. 1.Sapienza UniversityRomaItaly
  2. 2.PTV GroupKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25080-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25082-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-8119
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-8127
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