Analyzing Public Transportation for The Effects of Individual Characteristics on Mode Choice with Multi Agent Simulation

Güney L. Ö., Tecim V.

9th International Conference on Interdisciplinarity in Engineering (INTER-ENG), Tirgu Mures, Romania, 8 - 09 October 2015, vol.22, pp.290-297 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 22
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.protcy.2016.01.100
  • City: Tirgu Mures
  • Country: Romania
  • Page Numbers: pp.290-297
  • Keywords: Transportation, mode choice, multi-agent simulation, individual characteristics, decision analysis
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The movements of modes of transport in network can be analyzed with micro-simulation method. As the development of computers the micro-simulation methods such as multi-agent systems become more popular in transportation analysis. In this study, the problem of individual and trip characteristics on the mode choice are effective or not, is solved. Network, facilities, daily travel plans and transport vehicles were accepted as an agent. Considering parameters that will be effective in mode choice, how transportation road network is distributed spatially, how the personal and trip characteristics of trip makers effects on mode choice spatially were analyzed in study area. As a result of this study, personnel and trip characteristics of trip makers are affected on different transportation mode. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.