ALIAGES: A SYSTEM FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF BUS ROUTES TO GARAGES

The objective of the system described is to assign vehicle trips independently or by routes to the various garages of a transit company in order to minimize both the number of vehicles required and the deadhead costs. The system can also be used to study the optimal location of new garages. A heuristic procedure is proposed for solving this problem because of the variety of operational constraints which must be respected. These constraints include the requirement for trips of a subset of routes to be assigned to a specific garage, to only one garage among a given subset, or to be split amongst no more than two or three garages. Constraints on the minimum and maximum number of buses assigned to a garage for peak and off-peak services are also imposed. The problem and solution methods are discussed in the context of the S.T.C.U.M., (the Montreal Transit Commission) where the system will be implemented. (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    CENTRE DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS. UNIVERSITE DE MONTREAL

    C.P. 6128, SUCCURSALE A
    MONTREAL, QUEBEC  Canada  H3C 3J7
  • Authors:
    • ROUSSEAU, J M
    • LESSARD, R
    • DESILETS, M
  • Publication Date: 1987

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00674515
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 8 1995 12:00AM