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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 390128, 14 pages
Research Article

Research on Public Transit Network Hierarchy Based on Residential Transit Trip Distance

School of Traffic and Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China

Received 9 May 2012; Revised 9 July 2012; Accepted 26 July 2012

Academic Editor: Wuhong Wang

Copyright © 2012 Gao Jian 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.


To the problem of being lack of transit network hierarchy theory, a research on public transit network hierarchy optimization based on residential transit trip distance is conducted. Firstly, the hierarchy standard of transit network is given, in addition, both simulating electron cloud model and Rayleigh distribution model are used to fit the residential transit trip distance. Secondly, from the view of balance between supply and demand, the hierarchy step of transit network based on residential transit trip distance is proposed. Then, models of transit’s supply turnover and demand turnover are developed. Finally, the method and models are applied into transit network optimization of Baoding, Hebei, China.