The paper describes a simple mathematical model of the behavior of buses, on a relatively frequent service, after one has arrived at a stop at a time different from that scheduled. The model is similar to that used in some earlier papers on the pairing of buses, but derives a different objective function. Results are presented in terms of parameters relating to the scheduled headway and the size of the initial deviation from it, the usual time spent by a bus at a stop, and the ratio of passenger arrival rate to the boarding rate. A graphical method was employed to find the number of the stop at which the first two buses form a pair.

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    Operations Research Society of America

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  • Authors:
    • Chapman, R A
    • Michel, J F
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Accession Number: 00188918
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-024 278
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM