AN OPTIMIZATION MODE FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

ONE POSSIBLE LINEAR PROGRAMMING APPROACH TO THE PROBLEMS OF TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT ASSIGNMENT OR SCHEDULING OVER A SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHIC NETWORK IS SUGGESTED. SUCH A FRAMEWORK IS RELEVANT IN EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE PLANS FOR REGIONAL OR EVEN NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT. THE EXAMPLE OF AN AIR NETWORK IS USED AND DIRECT OPERATING COSTS ARE MINIMIZED, SUBJECT TO CONSTRAINTS RELATING TO EQUIPMENT BALANCE AT EACH NODE, EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY BY TYPE THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM, AND PASSENGER DEMAND FOR SPECIFIC ROUTES. RESULTS FOR A SPECIFIC PROBLEM ARE PRESENTED. THIS INCLUDES BOTH PRIMAL AND DUAL VARIABLES AND MEASURES FOR THE ENTIRE SYSTEM AS WELL AS FOR SPECIFIC ROUTES OR NODES. IN ADDITION, THE SENSITIVITY OF THE PROGRAMMING RESULTS TO VARIATIONS IN CERTAIN DATA INPUTS (PASSENGER DEMAND FORECASTS IN THE PRESENT CASE) IS EXAMINED. THUS, A MEASURE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF FORECASTING ERROR, WHICH IS CERTAIN TO BE PRESENT IN ANY PLANNING ANALYSIS, IS OBTAINED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 1, No 3, PP 271-286
  • Authors:
    • Miller, R E
  • Publication Date: 1967-11

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  • Accession Number: 00240954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1994 12:00AM