Modeling Transportation Systems: Preliminary Concepts and Application Areas

  • Ennio Cascetta
Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 29)


This chapter defines transportation systems and identifies their main components and the interactions between them are presented. The basic assumptions made to analyze these systems are described through mathematical models that are briefly introduced and are described at length in later chapters. Finally, the “mission” of transportation systems engineering is reported. Its role in the wider and more complex decision-making process, as well as some of its typical application areas.


Transportation System Reference Period Travel Demand Transportation Mode Model Period 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei TrasportiUniversità degli Studi di Napoli Federico IINapoliItaly

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