Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Urban trips in Chicago as a complex network

This is an illustration of urban trips in Chicago as a complex network, regardless of the road network. Each link represents a trip from an origin to destination. The plotted network includes more than 78,000 trips (or links).

The data is from the 2007 Chicago Household Travel Survey which includes daily travel diaries of more than 14,000 households in Chicago. It includes unique IDs for each household and person, travel modes, departure times, etc. So we can track each person and connect his/her trips to build tours. More interesting analysis results will be posted soon.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Freight Transport Modeling

Moshe Ben-Akiva, Hilde Meersman, and Eddy Van de Voorde edited a new book on Freight Transport Modelling. The book extends a previous book on  Recent Developments in Transport Modelling - Lessons for the Freight Sector (2008). It covers the need to develop new freight transport models and scientific tools to counter internal and external economic impacts, and delivers theoretical and empirical input on three levels: global, regional and local (urban). Full information and online purchasing are available through the book’s web page.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Analytics, Big Data, and Lego

See the recent article on "What Analytics And Big Data Can Learn From Lego" on Forbes:
"Legos allow you the flexibility to work with bricks of various sizes, shapes and colors and combine them to create something fun, unique, or even valuable (in the case of Nathan Sawaya). In a business context, the company’s data sits like Lego bricks just waiting to be used to create valuable insights."

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

PEPSub: Explain Transportation and Traffic Theory [Video Competition]

The PEPSub (Promotion and Education of TFT Domain to Students, Transportation Agencies, Politicians and Public Using Fun and Cool Methods Subcommittee) of the TRB Committee of Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics is running a video competition. Submission deadline is July 1st, 2013. Submit a link to your 5-minute video to J.W.C.vanLint [at] tudelft.nl

Friday, April 5, 2013

Traffic flow model tree: a genealogical overview of the history of traffic flow modeling

Here is a link to a webinar by Femke van Wageningen-Kessels (Postdoctoral researcher at TU Delft, Netherlands) on "Traffic flow model tree: a genealogical overview of the history of traffic flow modeling":