FLEET SELECTION FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ROUTES

VEHICLES OF VARYING CAPACITY ARE USED TO SERVE CONVENTIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ROUTES. A ROUTE FLEET SELECTION ALGORITHM IS DEVELOPED. IT IS BASED ON DIFFERENTIATION WITH RESPECT TO SERVICE TO PASSENGERS OF ALL COMBINATIONS OF VEHICLE CAPACITY AND NUMBER OF VEHICLES WHICH CAN BE OPERATED FOR THE SAME COST. THE SYSTEM UNDER CONSIDERATION IS COMPRISED OF THE TRAVEL DEMAND, THE SERVICE PROVIDING FLEET OF VEHICLES, AND THE ROUTE. A MATHEMATICAL MODEL IS CONSTRUCTED TO DESCRIBE THIS SYSTEM. THE MATHEMATICAL RELATIONSHIPS ARE USED TO ASSESS THE SERVICE TO PASSENGERS PROVIDED BY DIFFERENT ROUTE FLEETS. SUCH EXPLORATIONS LEAD TO THE DELINEATION OF A NARROW RANGE OF VEHICLE CAPACITIES TO WHICH THE OPTIMAL VEHICLE SIZE IS CONFINED. ANALYTICAL DIFFICULTIES AND UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF VARIOUS SERVICE ATTRIBUTES PREVENT DETERMINATION OF A UNIQUE OPTIMAL ROUTE FLEET. HOWEVER, THE OPTIMALITY INTERVAL IS NARROW ENOUGH TO PERMIT EFFECTIVE SELECTION OF THE PROPER VEHICLE CAPACITY. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • DissertatioN SERIES, 146 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering
    Berkeley, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Hauer, E
  • Publication Date: 1969-3

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  • Accession Number: 00241255
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 9 1970 12:00AM