In this report some service properties of a transport system that result from operating policies are formulated jointly with system costs. By varying major system design parameters such as vehicle size, allowable dispatching frequency, fleet size and so on, rather different operating practices are possible each of which yields a quantity of service at a given level and an associated cost. The model finds optimal operating policies with respect to a weighted function of system cost and traveller utility (service level). The resulting evaluations for each set of parameters can serve as a basis for comparison of competing systems which, though only a crude basis, contains generalizable components representing dominant measures of transport effectiveness, i.e., its cost and its apparent desirability. The fundamental assumption made is that all technological aspects of a possible system remain to be selected. The models developed here have further use after component choices are made. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Bisbee, E F
    • Devanney III, J W
    • Bhatt, K U
    • KURODA, S
    • Ward, D E
  • Publication Date: 1966-11-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: Pt 1

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  • Accession Number: 00039054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-66-54 Res Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: C-85-65t
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM