Theoretical substantiation of trip length distribution for home-based work trips in urban transit systems


  • Peter Horbachov Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University
  • Stanislav Svichynskyi Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University



Trip length distribution, home based work trips, transit stop coordinates, OD matrix


Modern approaches to the modeling of transport demand imply the use of calibration procedures during the origin-destination (O-D) matrix estimation or transit assignment. These procedures lead to misrepresenting generated and attracted trips or changing the trip length distribution (TLD). It means that the methods of transport planning can be improved by means of determination, validation and implementation of the TLD to calculate the O-D matrix. The analysis of research results in the field of mass transit reveals an explicit similarity between TLD in different cities and the gamma distribution. It points to general regularities in various systems of mass transit that lead to the similarity in TLD. The regularities are determined by studying the spatial distribution of mass transit stops, which are considered trip origins and destinations. The experimental research was conducted in 10 Ukrainian cities using probability theory methods.

Author Biographies

Peter Horbachov, Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University

Chair of Department of Transport Systems and Logistics

Stanislav Svichynskyi, Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University

Associate Professor of Department of Transport Systems and Logistics


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How to Cite

Horbachov, P., & Svichynskyi, S. (2018). Theoretical substantiation of trip length distribution for home-based work trips in urban transit systems. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 11(1).