WIT Press

Flexible Dynamic Scheduling In Public Transport: Environmental Benefits Of A More Efficient System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT950241

Volume

18

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

937 kb

Author(s)

A. Marques, M. Torregrosa, A. Camarena, K. Darby-Dowman, J. Little & S. Moody

Abstract

SUPERDUS is a 30 months R&D project funded by the European Union under the ESPRIT programme. The project to develop a Dynamic Scheduling System for public transport (PT) started in November 1993 with an European multidisciplinary consortium involving PT operators. The aim of a conventional PT scheduling system is to produce a schedule consisting of timetables and the associated allocations of buses and crews given a set of available resources (buses, crews) and the desired level of service (bus frequencies). The SUPERBUS system will offer additional features of flexibility and integration. 1. Introduction Urban transport is not only an important economic and so

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