A Model For Holding Strategy In Public Transit Systems With Real-Time Information

In this article, the authors review the various strategies used by public transit services to cope with traffic congestion and delay, the describe their development of a mathematical model for a holding control strategy. Holding strategies are among the most commonly used operation-control strategies in public transit systems. These strategies are most effective when used to control services characterized by high frequency. The authors' model uses real-time information of the locations of buses along a specified route. The objective of the developed model is to minimize the waiting time of passengers at all stops on the route. The model is also characterized by the flexibility of adopting situations where bus occupancy could be either high, or low. A heuristic is developed to circumvent the complexity of the solution for the problem described. Numerical examples and computational results are presented and discussed. The authors conclude that the proposed holding strategy model is a first step in extending previously developed performance monitoring modules to include control actions.

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    • Zolfaghari, Saeed
    • Azizi, Nader
    • Jaber, Mohamad Y
  • Publication Date: 2004


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  • Accession Number: 01003050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2005 10:17AM