It is common to have certain trips short turn--begin or end partway along the route rather than at the route terminus)--in recognition of the characteristic drop in passenger volume at the end of a transit route. Because many passenger demands can be met by a trip following either a full-length or short-turn pattern, schedule coordination between the patterns is essential. Possible schedule coordination modes are described. Algorithms are presented for finding the schedule offset between the patterns that will balance loads and minimize overall cost. It is shown that even when overall capacity exceeds volume on every link, there may still be no schedule for which the trips of one or more patterns are not systematically overcrowded.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 42-52
  • Monograph Title: Urban public transportation: planning and service operation issues
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00475229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309044561
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1987 12:00AM