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Which service is better on a linear travel corridor: Park & ride or on-demand public bus?

Which service is better on a linear travel corridor: Park & ride or on-demand public bus?

Zhang, Jie, Wang, David Z. W. and Meng, Meng ORCID: 0000-0001-7240-6454 (2018) Which service is better on a linear travel corridor: Park & ride or on-demand public bus? Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 118. pp. 803-818. ISSN 0965-8564 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2018.10.003)

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Abstract

This paper develops an analytical model to support the decision-making for selection of a public transport service (PTS) provision between park & ride and on-demand public bus (ODPB). The objective of the model is to maximise the total social welfare, which includes consumer surplus and operator’s net profit. The model is solved by a heuristic solution procedure and tested on an idealized linear travel corridor. The case study considers the effects from population density, density distribution, size of residential area, P&R station location, distance from the residential area to centre business area (CBD), as well as the changes of residential area layout and population growth. Results show that P&R fits for low population density area while ODPB is more suitable for high population density area. Population distribution type has little influence on the services’ social welfare. ODPB is a preferable service for the city which does not have advanced metro network. Besides, the investment time for building ODPB service in the planning horizon is discussed with consideration of the development of residential area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public transport; Service selection; Park and ride; On-demand public bus; Social welfare
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 12:33
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/22926

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