Accession Number : AD0693093

Title :   SEARCH AND CHOICE IN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS PLANNING. VOLUME XVII. DECISION THEORETIC TECHNIQUES FOR INFORMATION ACQUISITION IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,William F.

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 257

Abstract : The problem is defined in terms of the need for a rational procedure to allocate resources to information acquisition activities in the uncertain environment of transportation decision making. Models are formulated for selecting an optimal information acquisition activity to estimate the current state of travel demand. A general model is postulated based on concepts of statistical decision theory. A model for independent projects is described and demonstrated with a simple application and a simulation analysis of the most important model parameters. A network model is formulated with a global demand function. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSPORTATION, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*TRAFFIC, DATA PROCESSING), INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NETWORKS, COSTS, PROBABILITY, PATTERN RECOGNITION, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE