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Effective allocation of fleet frequencies by reducing intermediate stops and short turning in transit systems. (English) Zbl 1266.90047
Ahuja, Ravindra K. (ed.) et al., Robust and online large-scale optimization. Models and techniques for transportation systems. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-642-05464-8/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5868, 293-309 (2009).
Summary: A rapid transit system is called robust if it maintains its functionality under perturbations. To be robust, strategies for producing less vulnerable plans and procedures of recovery actions in case of disruptions (including timetable adjustment, rolling stock re-scheduling and crew re-scheduling) are used. This paper deals with the first task and develops an effective plan for allocating fleet frequencies at stops along a line based on three objectives: minimizing passenger overload, maximizing passenger mobility and minimizing passenger loss. Schedules for decongesting and recovering the line are determined by means of optimization models. Heuristic approaches are discussed and computational results for a real case study are provided.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1176.90003].

90B06 Transportation, logistics and supply chain management
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