Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 814036, 11 pages
Research Article

Research on the Multiroute Probit-Based Public Transit Assignment Model Based on Bus Stop

1Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
2Department of Transportation, Southeast University, Nanjing 210098, China

Received 25 February 2012; Revised 31 May 2012; Accepted 1 June 2012

Academic Editor: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber

Copyright © 2012 Zhenyu Mei et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A public transit network differs from a general road network. The passenger flow of bus stops and the limited capacity of buses have a greater effect than road traffic flow on the running time of buses. As a result, conventional public transit assignment models that adopt the econometric road network path concept have numerous limitations. Based on the analysis, the generalized bus trip time chain is analyzed, and the concept of a congestion function is proposed to describe the relationship between trip resistance and flow in the current paper. On the premise of this study, the transit network resistance function is formed and the multiroute probit-based loading model is established. With using STOCH or Dial's algorithm, the process of distribution is proposed. Finally, the model is applied to the transit network assignment of Deqing Town in Zhejiang Province. The result indicates that the model can be applied to practical operations with high-precision results.