OPTIMAL SCHEDULING OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT FLEET AT NETWORK LEVEL

This paper deals with the development of a strategic approach for optimizing the operation of public transit system that considers both user's objective and operator's objective. Passengers of public transit are assumed to seek a minimum wait time to conduct the trips, while on the other hand, operators are concerned with the efficient operation such as minimum fleet size. The average minimum wait time is to be achieved by creating an optimal dispatching policy for each vehicle from the terminal. As for efficient operation, the utilization of the vehicle should be maximized by having a minimum number of vehicles in operation. User's and operator's objectives are optimized within certain operational constraints such as vehicle capacity to maintain acceptable level of service. The i-model is constructed in a bi-level programming form in which the user's objective is minimized by dynamic programming and the operator's objective is minimized by various routing strategies.

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    Institute for Transportation, Incorporated

    1410 Duke University Road
    Durham, NC  United States  27705
  • Authors:
    • SOEHODHO, S
    • Nahry
  • Publication Date: 2000-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00799095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2000 12:00AM