WIT Press


A Transit Network Design Model For Urban Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040171

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

257 kb

Author(s)

M. Petrelli

Abstract

Transit network design is discussed in an extensive amount of literature, with several optimization procedures to solve the design problem by determining transit routes and associated frequencies. In recent years, following the evolution of operational research and the increasing power of computational machines, studies have had a new impulse. The design model must become an important tool to develop an intensive, and not extensive, transit network of a new generation characterized by efficiency, integration between routes, and structured to improve service quality and riderships. The purpose of this paper is to develop a new heuristic bus design model for urban areas, formulated as an optimization problem (minimization of the overall system costs). The basic framework of the model is established on three phases: 1) a heuristic algorithm to generate a set o

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