VEHICLE OPERATING STRATEGIES FOR SMALL AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT NETWORK

The report discusses Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) systems that will offer demand-activated service using an on-line dispatching capability. The AGT system management is identified in this report as a large-scale, multi-criterion optimization problem, and the approach taken is to formulate the service optimization problem into a mathematical form so that known techniques could be used to arrive at solutions. Emphasis is on heuristic solutions by approximation rather than exact solutions through analysis. Actual operating strategies are constructed for point-to-point service with intermediate stops. The strategy involving squared terms of waiting time is found to be optimal for a wide range of demands. The computer simulation reveals that although non-controllable parameters, such as network topology and demand distribution, dominate the basic traffic pattern, service characteristics can be improved by selecting a best feasible strategy based upon the basic traffic pattern.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  USA  22101

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Yen, A M
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 116 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-VA-06-0025-77-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-50016
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1981 12:00AM