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Submissions from 2021

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Urban transit network optimization under variable demand with single and multi-objective approaches using metaheuristics: The case of Daejeon, Korea, Mohammad Hadi Almasi, Yoonseok Oh, Ali Sadollah, Young-Ji Byon, and Seungmo Kang

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Transit network design using a genetic algorithm with integrated road network and disaggregated O–D demand data, Pierre-Léo Bourbonnais, Catherine Morency, Martin Trépanier, and Éric Martel-Poliquin

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Transitioning to clean energy transportation services: Life-cycle cost analysis for vehicle fleets, Stephen Comello, Gunther Glenk, and Stefan Reichelstein

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On the optimization of the bus network design: An analytical approach based on the three-dimensional macroscopic fundamental diagram, Igor Dakic, Ludovic Leclercq, and Monica Menendez

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On the design of an optimal flexible bus dispatching system with modular bus units: Using the three-dimensional macroscopic fundamental diagram, Igor Dakic, Kaidi Yang, Monica Menendez, and Joseph Y.J. Chow

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Cooperatively coevolutionary optimization design of limited-stop services and operating frequencies for transit networks, Mingzhang Liang, H. M. Zhang, Rui Ma, Wei Wang, and Changyin Dong

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Train service design in an urban rail transit line incorporating multiple service routes and multiple train compositions, Zhengyang Li, Jun Zhao, and Qiyuan Peng

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Passenger-oriented rescheduling of trains and rolling stock for handling large passenger demand: linearized models with train capacity constraint, Sihui Long, Xiaojie Luan, and Francesco Corman

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An exact method for the integrated optimization of subway lines operation strategies with asymmetric passenger demand and operating costs, Pengli Mo, Andrea D'Ariano, Lixing Yang, Lucas P. Veelenturf, and Ziyou Gao

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A column generation-based approach for integrated vehicle and crew scheduling on a single metro line with the fully automatic operation system by partial supervision, Hanchuan Pan, Zhigang Liu, Lixing Yang, Zhe Liang, Qiang Wu, and Sijie Li

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Vehicle dispatching in modular transit networks: A mixed-integer nonlinear programming model, Mingyang Pei, Peiqun Lin, Jun Du, Xiaopeng Li, and Zhiwei Chen

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A framework for railway transit network design with first-mile shared autonomous vehicles, Ali Shan, Nam Hong Hoang, Kun An, and Hai L. Vu

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Service operation design in a transit network with congested common lines, Qingyun Tian, David Z.W. Wang, and Yun Hui Lin

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Train timetabling with stop-skipping, passenger flow, and platform choice considerations, Xiaoming Xu, Chung-Lun Li, and Zhou Xu

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Electric bus fleet composition and scheduling, Şule Yıldırım and Barış Yıldız

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Integrating transit systems with ride-sourcing services: A study on the system users’ stochastic equilibrium problem, Yufeng Zhang and Alireza Khani

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An integrated approach of train scheduling and rolling stock circulation with skip-stopping pattern for urban rail transit lines, Shuo Zhao, Hai Yang, and Yinghui Wu

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Integrated line configuration and frequency determination with passenger path assignment in urban rail transit networks, Yu Zhou, Hai Yang, Yun Wang, and Xuedong Yan

Submissions from 2020

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Understanding the costs of urban rail transport operations, A. Anupriya, Daniel J. Graham, Jose M. Carbo, Richard J. Anderson, and Prateek Bansal

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Workshop 4 report: Realising the potential benefits of demand-responsive travel, Graham Currie and Timothy Wong

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Joint optimization of scheduling and capacity for mixed traffic with autonomous and human-driven buses: A dynamic programming approach, Zhuang Dai, Xiaoyue Cathy Liu, Xi Chen, and Xiaolei Ma

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An optimization model for bus fleet replacement with budgetary and environmental constraints, William Emiliano, Filipe Alvelos, José Telhada, and Edgar A. Lanzer

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Scheduling synchronization in urban rail transit networks: Trade-offs between transfer passenger and last train operation, Xin Guo, Jianjun Wu, Huijun Sun, Xin Yang, Jian Gang Jin, and David Z.W. Wang

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Short run fare elasticities for Bogotá’s BRT system: ridership responses to fare increases, Luis A. Guzman, Santiago Gomez, and Carlos Alberto Moncada

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Transitioning towards the deployment of line-based autonomous buses: Consequences for service frequency and vehicle capacity, Jonas Hatzenbühler, Oded Cats, and Erik Jenelius

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Financial Analysis of Battery Electric Transit Buses, Caley Johnson, Erin Nobler, Leslie Eudy, and Matthew Jeffers

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CNG and diesel urban buses in India: A life-cycle cost comparison, Christian Krelling and Madhav G. Badami

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The Costs and Benefits Appraisal Tool for Transit Buses, Xiangyi Li, Jun Gao, and Su Song

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An integrated approach for optimizing bi-modal transit networks fed by shared bikes, Xin Li, Yue Luo, Tianqi Wang, and Peng Jia

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Petri nets conflicts resolution for performance evaluation and control of urban bus networks: a (max, +)-based approach, Y. Idel Mahjoub, A. Nait-Sidi-Moh, E. Chakir El Alaoui, and A. Tajer

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Analytical models for comparing operational costs of regular bus and semi-flexible transit services, Babak Mehran, Yongzhe Yang, and Sushreeta Mishra

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A comprehensive perspective of unreliable public transport services’ costs, Juan Carlos Muñoz, Jaime Soza-Parra, and Sebastián Raveau

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The adoption of grid transit networks in non-metropolitan contexts, Silvio Nocera, Alberto Fabio, and Federico Cavallaro

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Joint design of multimodal transit networks and shared autonomous mobility fleets, Helen K.R.F. Pinto, Michael F. Hyland, Hani S. Mahmassani, and I. Ömer Verbas

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Towards evening paratransit services to complement scheduled public transport in Cape Town: A driver attitudinal survey of alternative policy interventions, Christopher Plano, Roger Behrens, and Mark Zuidgeest

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Economic and ecological optimization of electric bus charging considering variable electricity prices and CO2eq intensities, Matthias Rupp, Christian Rieke, Nils Handschuh, and Isabel Kuperjans

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Variable-Capacity Operations with Modular Transits for Shared-Use Corridors, Xiaowei Shi, Zhiwei Chen, Mingyang Pei, and Xiaopeng Li

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Assessing the social costs of urban transport infrastructure options in low and middle income countries, Tam Vu and John Preston

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Understanding bidder behaviour: The case of the Mamelodi contract, Jackie Walters

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Service replanning in urban rail transit networks: Cross-line express trains for reducing the number of passenger transfers and travel time, Anan Yang, Bo Wang, Jianling Huang, and Chen Li

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Bus transit subsidy under China’s transit metropolis initiative: The case of Shenzhen, Jiawen Yang, Huaqing Zhou, and Meng Zhou

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Optimization of electric vehicle scheduling with multiple vehicle types in public transport, Enjian Yao, Tong Liu, Tianwei Lu, and Yang Yang

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Contextual Bandit-Based Sequential Transit Route Design under Demand Uncertainty, Gyugeun Yoon and Joseph Y.J. Chow

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Responsive bus dispatching strategy in a multi-modal and multi-directional transportation system: A doubly dynamical approach, Fangni Zhang and Wei Liu

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Modeling and managing congested transit service with heterogeneous users under monopoly, Junlin Zhang, Hai Yang, Robin Lindsey, and Xinwei Li

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An investigation of the performance of urban rail transit systems on the corridor level: A comparative analysis in the American west, Daniel Zimny-Schmitt and Andrew R. Goetz

Submissions from 2019

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Introducing autonomous buses and taxis: Quantifying the potential benefits in Japanese transportation systems, Ryosuke Abe

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Accelerating Bus Electrification: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Barriers and Drivers to Scaling Transit Fleet Electrification, Kelly Blynn and John Attanucci

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Frequency and Vehicle Capacity Determination using a Dynamic Transit Assignment Model, Oded Cats and Stefan Glück

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An optimization model for integrated transit-parking policy planning, Joana Cavadas and António Pais Antunes

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Optimizing fare and headway to facilitate timed transfer considering demand elasticity, Md Shoaib Chowdhury and Steven I-Jy Chien

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Costs and Emissions Appraisal Tool for Transit Buses, Erin Cooper, Erin Kenney, Juan Miguel Velasquez, Xiangyi Li, and Thet Hein Tun

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Feeder Bus Timetable Design and Vehicle Size Setting in Peak Hour Demand Conditions, Xueping Dou and Qiang Meng

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The influence of passenger load, driving cycle, fuel price and different types of buses on the cost of transport service in the BRT system in Curitiba, Brazil, Dennis Dreier, Semida Silveira, Dilip Khatiwada, Keiko V. O. Fonseca, Rafael Nieweglowski, and Renan Schepanski

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Comparing Transit Agency Peer Groups using Cluster Analysis, David Ederer, Simon Berrebi, Chandler Diffee, Taylor Gibbs, and Kari E. Watkins

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Foothill Transit Agency Battery Electric Bus Progress Report, Leslie Eudy and Matthew Jeffers

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A cost-minimization model for bus fleet allocation featuring the tactical generation of short-turning and interlining options, K. Gkiotsalitis, Z. Wu, and Oded Cats

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Fast-charging station deployment for battery electric bus systems considering electricity demand charges, Yi He, Ziqi Song, and Zhaocai Liu

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Cost, quality and scope of service: The case of the Israeli public bus sector, Yoram Ida, Joseph Berechman, and Sigal Levy

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On the interaction between public transport demand, service quality and fare for social welfare optimisation, Zhihua Jin, Jan-Dirk Schmöcker, and Saeed Maadi

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Mixed bus fleet scheduling under range and refueling constraints, Lu Li, Hong K. Lo, and Feng Xiao

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Economic Analysis of On-Route Fast Charging for Battery Electric Buses: Case Study in Utah, Zhaocai Liu, Ziqi Song, and Yi He

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Modeling the Effect of New Commuter Bus Service on Demand and Impact on Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Application to Greater Boston, Christopher Lyman, Nicholas Campbell, Eric J. Gonzales, and Eleni Christofa

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Financing Electric and Hybrid-Electric Buses: 10 Questions City Decision-Makers Should Ask, Christopher Moon-Miklaucic, Anne Maassen, Xiangyi Li, and Sebastian Castellanos

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Assessing the Transit Agency Business Case for Partial and Full Automation of Bus Services, Sean Peirce, Joshua Cregger, Eric Burkman, Heather Richardson, Elizabeth Machek, Steven Mortensen, and Kendall Mahavier

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The electric bus fleet transition problem, Samuel Pelletier, Ola Jabali, Jorge E. Mendoza, and Gilbert Laporte

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Operational planning of public transit with economic and environmental goals: application to the Minneapolis–St. Paul bus system, Bixuan Sun and Jeffrey Apland

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Optimal Design of Bus Routes for Different Vehicle Types Considering Various Driving Regimes and Environmental Factors, Yue Su, Xiaobo Liu, Guo Lu, and Wenbo Fan

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Simulation-based robust optimization of limited-stop bus service with vehicle overtaking and dynamics: A response surface methodology, Weitiao Wu, Ronghui Liu, Wenzhou Jin, and Changxi Ma

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Stochastic bus schedule coordination considering demand assignment and rerouting of passengers, Weitiao Wu, Ronghui Liu, Wenzhou Jin, and Changxi Ma

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Optimizing last trains timetable in the urban rail network: social welfare and synchronization, Haodong Yin, Jianjun Wu, Huijun Sun, Liujiang Kang, and Ronghui Liu

Submissions from 2018

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The Railway Rapid Transit frequency setting problem with speed-dependent operation costs, David Canca, José Luis Andrade-Pineda, Alicia De los Santos, and Marcos Calle

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Optimal infrastructure capacity of automated on-demand rail-bound transit systems, Oded Cats and Jesper Haverkamp

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Strategic Planning and Prospects of Rail-Bound Demand Responsive Transit, Oded Cats and Jesper Haverkamp

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Continuum approximation modeling of transit network design considering local route service and short-turn strategy, Jingxu Chen, Zhiyuan Liu, Shuaian Wang, and Xuewu Chen

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A cost-competitiveness analysis of charging infrastructure for electric bus operations, Zhibin Chen, Yafeng Yin, and Ziqi Song

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Regulatory structures and their impact on the sustainability performance of public transport in world cities, Graham Currie, Long Truong, and Chris De Gruyter

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Cost, production and efficiency in local bus industry: An empirical analysis for the bus system of Santiago, Louis de Grange, Rodrigo Troncoso, and Ignacio Briones

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Multiple depot vehicle scheduling with controlled trip shifting, Lucie Desfontaines and Guy Desaulniers

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Trading off costs, environmental impact, and levels of service in the optimal design of transit bus fleets, Pablo L. Durango-Cohen and Elaine C. McKenzie

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A data-driven methodology for equitable value-capture financing of public transit operations and maintenance, John C.(Giancarlo) Falcocchio, Awais Malik, and Constantine E. Kontokosta

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Transit Vehicle Performance Analysis for Service Continuity/Termination: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach, S. Kiavash Fayyaz, Xiaoyue Cathy Liu, and Ran Wei

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A matheuristic for transfer synchronization through integrated timetabling and vehicle scheduling, João Paiva Fonseca, Evelien van der Hurk, Roberto Roberti, and Allan Larsen

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The Transformation of the American Commuter​, Darnell Chadwick Grisby, Zach Smith, Rich Weaver, Mantill Williams, Matthew Dickens, Macpherson Hughes-Cromwick, and Francisca Villalobos

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Analysis of Paratransit Feeder-Service Pilot: Projected versus Actual Ridership and Cost-Benefit Results, Todd Hansen

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Total cost minimizing transit route structures considering trips towards CBD and periphery, Sergio Jara-Díaz, Antonio Gschwender, and Claudia Bravo

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Optimal time point configuration of a bus route - A Markovian approach, W. Klumpenhouwer and S. C. Wirasinghe

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An incentive-based optimizing strategy of service frequency for an urban rail transit system, Changle Li, Jiao Ma, Tom H. Luan, Xun Zhou, and Lei Xiong

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Trade-offs between transaction cost, operation cost and innovation in the context of procurement and asset specificity – The example of the bus industry, R. Merkert, C. Mulley, and M. M. Hakim

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A technology selection and design model of a semi-rapid transit line, Luigi Moccia, Duncan W. Allen, and Eric C. Bruun

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How worthwhile is it to maximise customer satisfaction in public transport service contracts with a large captive user base? The case of South Africa, Mathetha Mokonyama and Christo Venter

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Worse than Baumol's disease: The implications of labor productivity, contracting out, and unionization on transit operation costs, Javier Morales Sarriera, Frederick P. Salvucci, and Jinhua Zhao

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Reducing passengers’ travel time by optimising stopping patterns in a large-scale network: A case-study in the Copenhagen Region, Jens Parbo, Otto A. Nielsen, and Carlo G. Prato

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Selecting sustainable electric bus powertrains using multipreference evolutionary algorithms, João P. Ribau, Susana M. Vieira, and Carla M. Silva

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Electric bus fleet size and mix problem with optimization of charging infrastructure, Matthias Rogge, Evelien van der Hurk, Allan Larsen, and Dirk Uwe Sauer

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Development and validation of energy demand uncertainty model for electric city buses, Jari Vepsäläinen, Klaus Kivekäs, Kevin Otto, Antti Lajunen, and Kari Tammi

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Transit-oriented autonomous vehicle operation with integrated demand-supply interaction, Jian Wen, Yu Xin Chen, Neema Nassir, and Jinhua Zhao

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Integrating ridesourcing services with public transit: An evaluation of traveler responses combining revealed and stated preference data, Xiang Yan, Jonathan Levine, and Xilei Zhao

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Modeling and optimizing urban bus transit considering headway variation for cost and service reliability analysis, Liuhui Zhao, Steven I. Chien, Lazar N. Spasovic, and Xiaobo Liu

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A slack arrival strategy to promote flex-route transit services, Yue Zheng, Wenquan Li, and Feng Qiu