SOLUTION APPROACHES TO THE BUS OPERATOR PROBLEM
operations - traffic, planning - surveys, ridership - drivers, place - urban, mode - bus
Urban transit, Traffic surveys, Traffic studies, Santiago (Chile), Chile, Bus usage, Bus travel, Bus operators, Bus drivers, Automobile drivers
This study examines traffic equilibrium involving three classes of agents: car users, bus users or passengers and bus operators. A partially unregulated transit system is assumed, where bus fares are exogenously determined by municipal or transportation authorities, but bus operators are allowed to choose the routes where they offer service. This paper deals specifically with the bus operators submodel, for which several algorithms are proposed to find equilibrium solutions. Convergence properties of the proposed algorithms are analyzed and computational results, on both small test networks and the Santiago de Chile urban transit network, are reported. Various methods to deal with the problem posed by limited bus capacities are discussed.
Fernandez, J, Marcotte, P, Mondschein, S, Vera, J, Weintraub, A, (1993). SOLUTION APPROACHES TO THE BUS OPERATOR PROBLEM, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Volume 27, Issue 1, p. 1-11.