Transportation network modeling incorporating data mining

Transportation network models are central to operations and planning. There are two types of models: network vehicle/passenger flow and travel behavioral. The flow model must describe realistic flow propagation through the network arcs/nodes. The behavioral models capture travelers’ time-of-day choices on routes, departure time, parking locations and traffic modes (such as solo-driving, carpool, transit, etc.). The idea is to obtain the origin-destination (O-D) demands and behavioral choice models that altogether produce the spatio-temporal flows in the network consistent with the data acquired. The process can be described in the following figure.

Fig 1. Flow diagram of network modeling