Assessment of a Shared-Taxi Routing Service for Disabled People: Barcelona Case Study

Nowadays, multiple passenger ridesharing and its variants look one of the more promising emerging mobility concepts. However, the real implementation of these systems accounting specifically requirements for users should raise certain challenges, even further for disabled people, which inherits requirements that need special consideration: short ride times, specific vehicle characteristics depending on the mobility handicaps, narrow time windows constraints, etc. This paper presents the real case study of the public transport service that Barcelona city offers to people with reduced mobility, which could program weekly taxi trips within the city at a specific time. The proposed routing algorithm integrated into this service management system is based on a tabu search heuristic approach used to minimize the dimension of the heterogeneous fleet and the total traveled time. Furthermore, this work exhaustively analyses the operational factors of this mobility service to analyze how they affect the service performance and car-sharing factors. The obtained results show that certain operational decisions could make better use of the resources allocated to the sharing services.


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  • Accession Number: 01765118
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2021 7:56PM