A Model for Holding Strategy in Public Transit Systems with Real-time Information

Zolfaghari, Saeed and Azizi, Nader and Jaber, Mohamad Y. (2004) A Model for Holding Strategy in Public Transit Systems with Real-time Information. International Journal of Transport Management, 2 (2). pp. 99-110. ISSN 1471-4051. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijtm.2005.02.001

Abstract

Holdingstrategies are among the most commonly used operation-control strategies in publictransitsystems. These strategies are most effective when used to control services characterized by high frequency. In this paper, a mathematical model for aholding control strategy is developed. Particularly, this model uses real-timeinformation of locations of buses along a specified route. The objective of the developed model is to minimize the waiting time of passengers at all stops on that route. Furthermore, the model developed in this paper is characterized by the flexibility of adopting situations where bus occupancy could be either high, or low. A heuristic is developed to circumvent the complexity of the solution for the problem described. Numerical examples and computational results are presented and discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Public transit; Holding strategies; Real-time information; Simulated annealing; Heuristics; Passengers waiting time
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2012 10:57
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 09:00
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29951 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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