Research on Methods of Processing Transit IC Card Information and Constructing Transit OD Matrix

  • Xiuhua Han
  • Jin Li
  • Han Peng
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 252)


Transit OD matrix is of vital importance when planning urban transit system. Traditional transit OD matrix constructing method needs a large range of spot check survey. It is expensive and needs long cycle time to process information. Recently transit IC card charging systems have been widely applied in big cities. Being processed reasonably, transit passenger information stored in IC card database can turn into information resource. It will reduce survey cost a lot. The concept of transit trip chain is put forward in this paper. According to the characteristics of closed transit trip chain, it discusses how to process IC card information and construct transit OD matrix. It also points out that urban transit information platform and data warehouse should be constructed, and how to integrate IC card information.


Database Table Trip Chain Passenger Flow Transit Line Vehicle Schedule 


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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiuhua Han
    • 1
  • Jin Li
    • 1
  • Han Peng
    • 2
  1. 1.Transportation SchoolJillin UniversityChangchunChina
  2. 2.North China Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric PowerZhengzhouChina

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