Scheduling bus holding times in time horizons considering transfer synchronization and service regularity

Jesse Voorhorst, Konstantinos Gkiotsalitis

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Abstract

Transfers between public transport modes hinder the traveling by public transport due to the unreliability and long waiting times. Nonetheless, public transport operators are mainly interested in maintaining the regularity of different lines without accounting for the transfer waiting times. This work focuses on the application of bus holding to reduce the transfer waiting times, in-vehicle waiting times, and the deviation from the target headways. The determination of optimal holding times is performed in time horizons (e.g., hourly time periods) where past events are fixed, while future events are considered in the optimization process. This study models the bus holding problem which considers transfer synchronization as a nonlinear convex program (NLP) that can be solved by off-the-shelf solvers. Our approach is tested against state-of-the-art bus holding methods in a case study on the bus network of Almere (Netherlands) demonstrating a significant reduction in the transferring waiting times.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2020
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781728141497
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2020
Event23rd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2020 - Virtual Conference, Greece
Duration: 20 Sept 202023 Sept 2020
Conference number: 23

Conference

Conference23rd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2020
Abbreviated titleITSC 2020
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityVirtual Conference
Period20/09/2023/09/20

Keywords

  • bus regularity
  • nonlinear programming
  • scheduling holding times
  • transfer synchronization
  • 22/1 OA procedure

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