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Author Li, Xiugang ♦ Quadrifoglio, Luca
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2011
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Economics ♦ Technology ♦ Management & auxiliary services ♦ General management
Subject Keyword Transportation ♦ Operations Research/Decision Theory ♦ Automotive Engineering ♦ Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design
Abstract Feeder transit services perform the crucial first/last mile access to transit by connecting people within a residential area to a major transit network. In this paper, we address the optimal zone design problem faced by planners for feeder transit services with high demands and long length of service area, where a two-vehicle operation is assumed to be adopted in each zone. By balancing customer service quality and operating cost, we develop an analytical model of the system by assuming continuous approximations. Closed-form expressions and numerical procedures are employed to derive the optimal number of zones to aid decision makers in determining the best design as a function of the main parameters. Analytical expressions and results are then validated by simulation analysis.
ISSN 1866749X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-09-17
Publisher Place Berlin, Heidelberg
e-ISSN 16137159
Journal Public Transport
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 1
Page Count 16
Starting Page 89
Ending Page 104

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