Optimal All-Stop, Short-Turn, and Express Transit Services Under Heterogeneous Demand

As a major mode choice of commuters, public transit plays an important role in relieving congestion on urban transportation networks. A model is developed for cost-efficient operation that optimizes all-stop, short-turn, and express transit services and the associated frequencies by considering heterogeneous demand. For a transit line with given stations and origin–destination demand, the objective total cost function is optimized by considering a set of constraints that ensure frequency conservation and sufficient capacity subject to operable fleet size. A numerical example is designed that is based on a real-world rail transit line to demonstrate the applicability and effectiveness of the developed model. Results show that optimized integrated service patterns and associated service frequencies significantly reduce total cost.


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  • Accession Number: 01154291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309160735
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-3687
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 11:52AM