TWO STOCHASTIC SIMULATORS FOR TESTING FIXED ROUTE AND DEMAND ACTUATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM ROUTING AND SCHEDULING POLICIES

Stochastic models for both fixed route and demand actuated transportation systems were developed in this dissertation. Event driven simulators based on these models were constructed and their operation verified. Several example simulations studies were performed. The fixed route transportation system model developed describes the movement of buses over a specified route, the generation of riders for the buses and the boarding and alighting of passengers at the various stops on the route. A computer program which simulates the operation of the model was written and its operation verified by hand checking its operation as the program processed a large number of events and by constructing the program so that it monitors the self-consistency of its operation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Doctoral thesis. Prepared in cooperation with Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh

    Department of Electrical Engineering
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15213

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20550

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Trygar, T A
  • Publication Date: 1974-8-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 329 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SETEC-EE-75-040 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-ENG72-03783
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1981 12:00AM