WIT Press


The Combined Zone And Fare Planning Problem

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040311

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

294 kb

Author(s)

A. Pratelli

Abstract

This paper deals with the problem of planning an integrated transit system from the point of view of optimal fares and zone design. In other words, the matter is how to plan an integrated fare system that enables each passenger to travel within different zones with a single zone-based ticket. The main problem is very hard. Then, herewith it is proposed a two-level model, which is both quite near to real operation practices and makes the planner able to consider various transit firms operating within the same context. The main problem is divided into two distinct sub-problems: one for the fare problem, and the other for the zone problem, solved sequentially. The fare problem leads to the minimization of an aggregated cost function that is mainly related both to the budget needs of each transit agency, and changing in fare levels for the patronage. The z

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