The major problem facing a public transport undertaking is the provision of an acceptable level of service whilst remaining within the bounds of a given financial policy. Management decisions are subject to frequent review. This paper examines major areas of decision making within the context of the planning horizon involved. Investment decisions are examples of long range planning in which the planning horizon is in the order of at least five years. Routing, frequency and congestion studies have a planning horizon between two and five years. Vehicle scheduling, timetabling and crew scheduling are examples of tactical planning with a planning horizon between six months and one year. Also at the tactical planning level there are problems of crew rostering and scheduling of vehicle maintenance which may be carried out daily or weekly. The role of computer-assisted decision support systems for these problem areas is discussed. For the covering abstract of the seminar see TRIS 453884.

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    • Microcomputer Applications in Developing Countries. Proceedings of Seminar F held at the 12th PTRC Summer Annual Meeting.
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    PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Darby-Dowman, K
    • Lewis, R L
    • Mitra, G
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  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 35-46
  • Serial:
    • Volume: P249

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00453889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 086050-140-X
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MONOGRAPH
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM