DO STOCHASTIC TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT MODELS CONSIDER DIFFERENCES IN ROAD USERS' UTILITY FUNCTIONS?

@inproceedings{Nielsen1996DOST,
  title={DO STOCHASTIC TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT MODELS CONSIDER DIFFERENCES IN ROAD USERS' UTILITY FUNCTIONS?},
  author={Otto Anker Nielsen},
  year={1996}
}
This paper discusses whether the approach of existing stochastic traffic assignment models, such as stochastic user equilibrium (SUE) models, is sufficient to describe road users' behaviour. Up to a certain point, perceived travel resistances can compensate for road users' ignorance of actual travel resistances. However, this approach does not fully allow for variations in road users' utility functions, for example the weighting of travel length against time. A heuristic modification of SUE is… CONTINUE READING