The Bus Bridging Problem in Metro Operations: Models and Algorithms

Metro networks provide efficient transportation services to large numbers of travelers in urban areas around the World; any unexpected operational disruption can lead to rapid degradation of the provided level of service by a city's public transportation system. In such instances, quick and efficient substitution of services is necessary to accommodate metro passengers including the widely used practice of "bridging" metro stations using bus services. Despite its widespread application, bus bridging is largely done ad-hoc and not as part of an integrated optimization procedure. In this paper the authors present and discuss algorithms and models for designing bus bridging routes and demonstrate their application in a real world scenario, from an extensive urban network.


  • English

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  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01154820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-0377
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:13AM