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Optimization of bus stop locations for on-demand public bus service

Optimization of bus stop locations for on-demand public bus service

Jie, Zhang, Zhiwei, Wang and Meng, Meng ORCID: 0000-0001-7240-6454 (2019) Optimization of bus stop locations for on-demand public bus service. Transportation Letters. ISSN 1942-7867 (Print), 1942-7875 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/19427867.2019.1590677)

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Abstract

This paper proposes an optimization model formulation for the design of bus stop spacing of on-demand public bus (ODPB) service. The objective of this model is to minimize the total travel time of all the passengers. To capture the unique characteristics of ODPB service, model constraints such as the length of segment, the configuration of shed line, minimum stop spacing, vehicle capacity limitation, are explicitly considered. Numerical results show that the optimal bus stop spacing for ODPB is very different from a conventional bus. Factors like passenger density, travel time perception weight ratio, access/egress walking speed, and the time loss near/at the stop would affect the ODPB stop spacing significantly.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bus stop location, on-demand public bus service, minimum travel time, passenger density
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2019 13:03
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/24951

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