COST MINIMIZING POSITIONS, LENGTHS AND HEADWAYS FOR PARALLEL PUBLIC TRANSIT LINES HAVING DIFFERENT SPEEDS

A model of a transit system is built to find for parallel lines in a rectagular city the lengths, positions, and headways which minimize user (travel time) and operating costs in response to a general population density function and differing line speeds. It is found that, at some point, low speed lines should be cut off, this point depending upon the relative positions, headways and speeds of adjacent lines. Further, it is found that the optimum position depends upon the tributary population and the changes in operating cost and the change in operating cost due to changes in headway.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • Byrne, B F
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 209-214
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM