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Calibration and validation of network equilibrium taxi model for Hong Kong

Authors Wong, K. I.
Wong, S. C.
Yang, Hai
Issue Date 1999
Source Transportation science and technology into the next millenium : proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, Hong Kong, HKUST, Hong Kong , 4 December 1999, p. 249-258
Summary Taxis are one of the important means to offer a speedy, comfortable and direct transportation service in most urban areas, and the regulation of taxi service has grown immensely as a subject of city government concern. A taxi model for evaluting the urban taxi services is therefore highly desirable. To this end, a network equilibrium model was developed to offer some interesting insights into the nature of the equilibrium of taxi services, and offer some policy-relevant results for decision making. The network equilibrium model can describe how vacant and occupied taxis will cruise in a road network to search for customers and provide transportation services. The effects of taxi fleet size and uncertainty on the system performance are particular important. This is because too small the taxi fleet size would induce long passenger waiting time for taxi service; however, too large the fleet size would creat environmental problems in urban area. To demonstrate the potential application of the taxi model in practical situation, the model is calibrated for Hong Kong as a case study. Interesting results are obtained.
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Rights Reproduced by permission. Calibration and validation of network equilibrium taxi model for Hong Kong, Wong, K. I.; Wong, S. C.; Yang, Hai. Transportation Science and Technology into the Next Millenium, 1999. Proceedings. Fourth Conference of the Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, 4 December 1999, Page(s): 249-258. Copyright 1999, Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, Hong Kong.
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