"The objective of this investigation was to devise a method for predicting transportation system demand based on socio-economic variables of certain physical areas. This pilot study was performed utilizing traffic flow, but minor mathematical alterations could change the transportation system to urban mass transit usage demand. An area of uniform socio-economic characteristics can be delineated and the socio-economic characteristics isolated. Each area will place a distinct demand on some existing transportation facility based on those characteristics. The physical demand can be approximated by a theoretical probability distribution. Once this internal flow generation has been approximated by the frequency distribution, it must pass through the system to the point of exit. Since flow does not occur instantaneously, it must be routed utilizing a traffic routing procedure. This procedure moves the flow through the system, altering the flow characteristics in both time and space, until the exit point is reached. The altered flow leaving the exit point represents the impact through time on the transportation facility in question"--Abstract, page ii.
Gerig, Frank A.
Best, John, 1925-2015
Adams, Curtis H.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vii, 54 pages
© 1970 John Edward Thompson, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Transportation demand management
Transportation engineering -- Technological innovations
Transportation -- Planning -- Mathematical models
Travel time (Traffic engineering) -- Mathematical models
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Thompson, John Edward, "A socio-economic traffic demand prediction model based on a lumped system approach" (1970). Masters Theses. 7169.