INTERCITY PASSENGER TRANSPORT: A SYSTEM DESIGN OPTIMIZATION MODEL

AN OPTIMIZATION MODEL FOR DESIGNING INTERCITY PASSENGER TRANSPORT SYSTEMS IN SITUATIONS WHERE THE SYSTEM DEMAND IS SENSITIVE TO ITS SUPPLY IS DEVELOPED. THE MODEL COMPRISES A SET OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT ESTIMATE THE SYSTEM TRAVEL DEMAND (EXPRESSED AS A FRACTION OF A GIVEN TOTAL COMMON CARRIER TRAFFIC), THE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE MEASURES, AND THE SYSTEM COSTS IN TERMS OF ITS BASIC DESIGN VARIABLES. THE BASIC DESIGN VARIABLES ARE THE TRAVEL SPEED AND THE VEHICLE SPEED SIZE, AND THEIR OPTIMAL VALUES ARE OBTAINED BY MINIMIZING THE TOTAL SYSTEM COST PER PASSENGER-MILE TRAVELED. OTHER SYSTEM DESIGN VARIABLES ARE ACCORDINGLY ANALYZED IN TERMS OF THESE TWO BASIC DESIGN VARIABLES. THE MODEL IS APPLIED OT THE DESIGN OF A STOL AIR LINK BETWEEN TORONTO AND MONTREAL. THE RESULTS ARE BELIEVED TO BE REASONABLE AND APPEAR TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE REAL WORLD PRACTICE. THE MODEL IS APPLICABLE TO ANY PUBLIC TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • TR-72-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    Carleton University

    1125 Colonel By Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1S 5B6
  • Authors:
    • Hamzawi, S G
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200614
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Scientific & Technical Aerospace Repts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1973 12:00AM