MINIMUM COST SCHEDULES FOR A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ROUTE

A FLEET OF VEHICLES CARRIES PASSENGERS IN ONE DIRECTION ON A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ROUTE, THEN RETURNS TO THE DISPATCH POINT AFTER A TRAVEL TIME T. THE ARRIVAL RATE OF PASSENGERS IS A KNOWN DETERMINISTIC FUNCTION OF TIME AND THE OBJECTIVE IS TO DEVISE A SCHEDULE THAT MINIMIZES THE TOTAL COST FOR PASSENGER WAITING TIME AND VEHICLE OPERATIONS. TO MAKE A MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, THE ENTIRE PROBLEM IS RESTATED IN TERMS OF A CONTINUUM, OR FLUID FLOW, MODEL AND A THEORETICAL SOLUTION TO THE OPTIMAL SCHEDULE IS ATTEMPTED. PRINCIPLES DERIVED ARE APPLIED TO A NUMBER OF HYPOTHETICAL EXAMPLES AND A PROCEDURE IS GIVEN FOR CONSTRUCTING SUBOPTIMAL SCHEDULES IN CASES WHERE IT IS DIFFICULT TO CONSTRUCT THE OPTIMAL SCHEDULE. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00202370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 16 1982 12:00AM