ALGORITHMIC GENERATION OF RAILROAD AND HIGHWAY ROUTES

A minimum-time algorithm can be used to generate realistic highway routes between specific origins and destinations. Minimizing distances on links will not produce realistic railroad routes if links bear any resemblance to physical trackage. There are also multiple routes between two points since each carrier has its own philosophy. This paper outlines a systematic method of preparing information such that a computer algorithm can generate realistic routes for single- or multiple-carrier movements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wayne State University

    School of Business Administration
    Detroit, MI  United States  48202

    Consolidated Rail Corporation

    1434 Six Penn Center Plaza
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104

    Freight Traffic Service, Incorporated

    Detroit, MI  United States 

    Intermountain Traffic Bureau

    Detroit, MI  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Low, J T
    • BUSHNELL, R C
    • Shannon, R
    • Borsos, R
    • Graham, Jim
    • Sherry, R
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-S-02-4136
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM