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Seat capacity and hyperpath choice on-board: alight or remain seated?

Schmoecker, Jan-Dirk; Shimamoto, Hiroshi; Kurauchi, Fumitaka; Fonzone, Achille; Bell, Michael G H


Jan-Dirk Schmoecker

Hiroshi Shimamoto

Fumitaka Kurauchi

Michael G H Bell


The rationale for the definition of a set of paths referred to as “hyperpath” is that some uncertainty (for example waiting time) means that the choice of a specific option is not being pre-determined. Rather the choice process is assumed to occur on two levels. At a “strategic level” a passenger defines a set of paths any of which might be potentially optimal, and at “a tactic level” a specific path out of these is chosen depending on events occurring en-route. This paper discusses that the same concept of hyperpath might also be true for passengers already on on-board a transit vehicle. The uncertainty in this case arises from the seat availability. The paper extends an earlier version of the frequency-based transit assignment model with seat capacity by Schmöcker et al (2009) to describe that passengers choose their alighting point depending on whether they have obtained a seat or not. This behaviour is compared to the “deterministic” case where passengers have decided their alighting point independent of whether they might obtain a seat or not during the journey.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 12th World Congress on Transport Research
Start Date Jul 11, 2010
End Date Jul 15, 2010
Deposit Date Mar 15, 2011
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Hyperpath; en-route decision; sitting capacity; optimism;
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Contract Date Mar 15, 2011


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