MODELS OF RAILROAD PASSENGER-CAR REQUIREMENTS IN THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR. VOLUME I: FORMULATION AND RESULTS

Models and techniques for determining passenger-car requirements in railroad service were developed and applied by a research project of which this is the final report. The report is published in two volumes. This volume considers a general problem of determining optimal passenger-car allocations given a fixed schedule and predetermined demands. Requirements for car movements are modeled as a set of linear constraints having a transshipment structure, and alternative linear objectives are formulated. Various optimization techniques are developed for one or more objectives, and properties of the sets of optimal solutions are demonstrated. The remainder of Volume I shows how the linear model and optimization techniques may be applied to the Northeast Corridor. Derivations of a schedule and demands are explained, and results of a number of optimizations and analyses are displayed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-268 870.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Economic Research, Incorporated

    Computer Research Center for Economics & Management Science
    Cambridge, MA  USA 

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Northeast Corridor Project Office, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Fourer, R
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/NECPO-76/21 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1179-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM