Optimum location of stops on a bus route

The travel time on a bus route where travel is possible in both directions is calculated as a function of density of stops at any given point. The object is to obtain the minimum average travel time with respect to the distribution of stops along the route, given a budget which determines the total number of stops. It is assumed that individual commuters minimize their travel time given a walking and effective riding speed. The case for "many to one" trips has appeared in the literature but this study allows for "many to many" trips by the use of a continuous function to describe the joint distribution of origins and destinations.

  • Authors:
    • Vaughan, R J
    • Cousins, E A
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27P
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 184

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01441098
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:22PM