Static and Dynamic Scheduling to Minimize Passenger Waiting Times

Public transport networks operate to improve the commuter experience. One of the main measures of commuter satisfaction is the time spent in waiting for a bus at a bus stop. In this paper, the authors come up with schedules for buses that would minimise the passenger waiting time. Traditionally, the schedule for buses are kept constant throughout the day. For cities where the travel patterns can vary drastically from day to day, a static schedule would not be optimal. The authors come up with a novel method of dynamically adjusting the schedule in response to demand varying across space and time. The authors demonstrate the efficacy of the methods on data from a transit etwork in Latin American city.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee AP050 Standing Committee on Bus Transit Systems.
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  • Authors:
    • Tulabandhula, Theja
    • Mukherjee, Koyel
    • Edakunni, Narayanan U
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2016


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 95th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01590375
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 16-6250
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 12 2016 6:46PM