Optimization of public transportation systems

All authors:
Munoz, J. , Giesen, R.
Host organisation: CoE Santiago, Chile
Publication year: 2010
Published in:
Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, Vol 6, 3886-3896
Research theme: Mobility and Access, Public Transport
Keywords:
public transport, transit planning, transit design, transit operations, transit control
Type:
Research article
Summary:
Public transportation systems are intrinsically associated with a more sustainable motorized urban mobility. However, many cities struggle to offer their citizens a system providing high level of service. This article introduces the complexity involved with designing and operating a transit system going from the high-level strategic decisions to the low-level control mechanisms.
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