OPTIMAL PARAMETERS FOR A COORDINATED RAIL AND BUS TRANSIT SYSTEM

To formulate a mathematical model of the system it is assumed that a radiocentric regional highway network centered at the central business district exists. Railroad lines are assumed to be radial. The demand for public transit is assumed to be deterministic and to vary slowly with location. The optimization is accomplished mainly by the use of basic calculus in conjunction with continuum approximations of certain discrete parameters. Approximate, but simple and explicit, formulations for the optimal railroad interstation spacings, feeder-bus zone boundary and train headways are determined.

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    Operations Research Society of America

    428 East Preston Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
  • Authors:
    • Wirasinghe, S C
    • Hurdle, V F
    • Newell, G F
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00180375
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1981 12:00AM