Improvement of Optimal Bus Scheduling Model Reflects Bus Passenger's Degree of Satisfaction

This paper reports on a study undertaken to understand problems with bus scheduling systems and to develop an optimal bus scheduling model which can improve the bus passenger's degree of satisfaction (DOS) and Bus Company’s operation efficiency at the same time. The authors developed an optimal bus scheduling model, which reflected bus passenger's degree of satisfaction(DOS). They applied this model to the existing model, noting bus operation costs, passenger queuing time "costs," and passenger travel time costs. The bus scheduling model developed in this study is optimized using the LINGO program, which is based on a linear program. The authors use the real world example of Busan (South Korea), to compare the total costs of the present bus scheduling system and the existing scheduling model with the total costs of the optimal bus scheduling model which incorporated bus passengers' degree of satisfaction (DOS).

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2009 7:04AM