Springer Optimization and Its Applications

Optimization in Public Transportation

Stop Location, Delay Management and Tariff Zone Design in a Public Transportation Network

Authors: Schöbel, Anita

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Customer-Oriented Optimization in Public Transportation develops models, results and algorithms for optimizing public transportation from a customer-oriented point of view. The methods used are based on graph-theoretic approaches and integer programming. The specific topics are all motivated by real-world examples which occurred in practical projects. An appendix summarizes some of the basics of optimization needed to interpret the material in the book.

In detail, the topics the book covers in its three parts are as follows:

1. Stop location. Does it make sense to open new stations along existing bus or railway lines? If yes, in which locations? The problem is modeled as a continuous covering problem. To solve it the author develops a finite dominating set and shows that efficient methods are possible if the special structure of the covering matrix is used.

2. Delay management. Should a train wait for delayed feeder trains or should it depart in time? The author builds up two different integer programming models and a model based on project planning methods. Properties and solution methods are developed.

3. Tariff planning. Part 3 deals with the design of zone tariff systems, in which the fare is determined by the number of zones used by the passengers. The author presents a model for this problem and approaches based on clustering theory.

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This book is intended for operations research graduate students and researchers interested in a practical introduction to integer programming and algorithms.

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From the reviews:

"The author … has written a fine book that addresses three major issues in public transportation network design and operation: (1) location of stops, (2) delay management, and (3) design of tariff zones. … it should be very useful to the OR consultants who work for PTS managers; it contains a wealth of models and algorithms. … The book’s organization is excellent. … Each section ends with remarks on extensions of the work described in that section." (Jamshed A. Modi, Interfaces, Vol. 38 (1), 2008)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Customer-oriented Traffic Planning

    Pages 1-8

  • Introduction

    Pages 11-20

  • Covering All Demand Points

    Pages 20-57

  • Bicriteria Stop Location

    Pages 59-73

  • Extensions

    Pages 75-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optimization in Public Transportation
Book Subtitle
Stop Location, Delay Management and Tariff Zone Design in a Public Transportation Network
Authors
Series Title
Springer Optimization and Its Applications
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-36643-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-36643-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-32896-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4106-0
Series ISSN
1931-6828
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 268
Topics