There has been some recent interest in the Dial-a-Ride proposal for innovative public transportation systems. These schemes ideally provide large numbers of passengers with personalized service. A passenger is taken from his origin to his destination by a small bus; the bus may deviate en-route to collect and deliver additional passengers. In such systems the central mathematical problem is one of scheduling: the assignment of a passenger to a bus and the determination of a time for the trip.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Harvard University

    Division of Engineering and Applied Science, 29 Oxford Street
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138
  • Authors:
    • STEIN, D M
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

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  • Pagination: 142 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00169416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-670, Interim Report
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 2002 12:00AM