Examining the impact of daily weather on urban public transport passenger travel behavior using smart card data

M. Zhou, Donggen WANG, Q. Li, W. Tu, R. Cao, J. Cao

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Abstract

Facilitated by the emerging data from smartcard systems along with meteorological observation data, this study extends the exploration on everyday weather impact on the travelers' behavior in regard to their travel decisions, mode choices, and daily regularities in public transit sectors. To fully take advantage of the enriched spatiotemporal content from smartcard data and the fine-resolution meteorological observations, collective trip generation features including ridership statistics and modal choices in a more detailed temporal resolution are investigated followed by an exploratory probe into the differences among regular travelers in terms of their sensitivities towards changes in weather conditions. Analytical results suggest changes in several weather elements would lead to various shifts in public transit systems and regular travelers demonstrate diversified resilience to changing weathers with overall prominent regularity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2015
Subtitle of host publicationUrban Transport Analytics
EditorsSylvia Y. He, Yong-Hong Kuo, C.H. Cheng, Janny M.Y. Leung
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
Pages111-118
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789881581440
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Urban Transport Analytics, HKSTS 2015 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Dec 201514 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2015: Urban Transport Analytics

Conference

Conference20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Urban Transport Analytics, HKSTS 2015
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period12/12/1514/12/15

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Transportation

User-Defined Keywords

  • Public transport
  • Smartcard data
  • Travel behavior
  • Weather condition

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