Measuring multi-modal connections and connectivity radiations of transport infrastructure in China

Zhu, Zhenran and Zhang, Anming and Zhang, Yahua (2019) Measuring multi-modal connections and connectivity radiations of transport infrastructure in China. Transportmetrica A: Transport and Science, 15 (2). pp. 1762-1790. ISSN 2324-9935


Abstract

This study develops a Connectivity Utility Model that can be used to assess the connectivity of an airport, a train station, a city or a region in multi-modal transport networks involving multiple quality dimensions of transport services. This new connectivity measure considers both direct connections, and single- and multi-modal indirect connections. A novel feature of our model is the use of various radiation functions that not only help aggregate the overall connectivity of different transport modes’ terminals in a city, but also capture
their contribution to neighbouring cities’ connectivity. This makes it possible to assess a region’s or a country’s overall transport connectivity. The methodology of this model is illustrated using the 2016 Chinese air and rail schedule data. The high concentration in transport services at large cities suggests that there exists a certain degree of inertia in the overall geography of China’s transport infrastructure.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 05:10
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 05:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multi-modal connectivity; air connectivity; rail connectivity; regional connectivity; Chinese city connectivity
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150701 Air Transportation and Freight Services
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150702 Rail Transportation and Freight Services
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140217 Transport Economics
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880302 Air Passenger Transport
B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8801 Ground Transport > 880102 Rail Infrastructure and Networks
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/23249935.2019.1642966
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37452

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