The cone projection method of designing controls for transportation networks

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Title of host publicationMATHEMATICS IN TRANSPORT PLANNING AND CONTROL
DatePublished - 1998
Pages197-206
Number of pages10
PublisherPERGAMON PRESS LTD
Place of PublicationOXFORD
EditorsJD Griffiths
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)0-08-043430-4

Abstract

This paper outlines a steady state multi-modal equilibrium transportation model which contains elastic demands and deterministic route-choices. The model may readily be extended to include some stochastic route-choice or mode choice. Capacity constraints and queueing delays are permitted; and signal green-times and prices are explicitly included. The paper shows that, under natural linearity and monotonicity conditions, for fixed control parameters the set of equilibria is the intersection of convex sets. Using this result the paper outlines a method of designing appropriate values for these control parameters; taking account of travellers' choices by supposing that the network is in equilibrium. The method may be applied to non-linear monotone problems by linearising about a current point. An outline justification of the method is given; a rigorous proof of convergence is as yet missing. Thus the method must now be regarded as a heuristic.

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