COMPUTER-ASSISTED FLEXIBLE ROUTING OF MASS TRANSIT BUS SYSTEMS

The need for increased reliance on mass transportation is widely recognized, and a variety of innovative concepts have been studied. Considerable attention has been given to personal and multiperson rapid transit vehicles with some form of automated guidance. The concept under preliminary screening assessment reported in this article is more evolutionary than revolutionary. It is an upgrade of existing operations and therefore entails substantially less capital expense and is less experimental. Its principal feature is a form of demand routing that is responsive to riders within limits and that provides greater scheduling flexibility and permits servicing a larger area with fewer buses. The concept considered here is an improvement on the fixed-route method but is a less radical departure from conventional operations than the dial-a-bus concept.

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 581-597
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00616680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM