Sustainable urban transit network design
operations - performance, planning - network design, planning - route design, policy - environment, policy - sustainable, technology - alternative fuels, technology - emissions, place - urban, mode - bus
Transit network design, Sustainability, Emissions, Electric buses, Direct route design
Sustainability is a requirement for modern public transportation networks, as these are expected to play a critical role in environment-friendly transportation systems. This paper focuses on developing an efficient model for solving a sustainable oriented variant of the Transit Route Network Design Problem. The model incorporates sustainable design objectives, considers emission-free (electric) vehicles and introduces a direct route design approach with route structure and directness control. An application in a real world case, highlights the performance and benefits of the proposed model.
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Pternea, M., Kepaptsoglou, K., & Karlaftis, M.G. (2015). Sustainable urban transit network design. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Vol. 77, pp. 276–291.