Enhancing flexible transport services with demand-anticipatory insertion heuristics
planning - methods, ridership - demand, ridership - forecasting, operations - performance, infrastructure - fleet management
dynamic insertion algorithm, demand forecasts
Developments in vehicle automation and the shared economy call for new developments in routing flexible transport services. We propose a new type of insertion algorithm: an online dynamic insertion algorithm with demand forecasts. The performance of this algorithm is tested in a simulation model for a case study network in the Netherlands. When combining the new insertion algorithm with empty vehicle rerouting, 98% of passenger rejections are eliminated and travel and waiting times are reduced by up to 10 and 46% respectively, compared to traditional insertion algorithms. A sensitivity analysis tested performance robustness to variations in operational and demand conditions.
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van Engelen, M., Cats, O., Post, H., & Aardal, K.(2018). Enhancing flexible transport services with demand-anticipatory insertion heuristics. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Vol. 110, pp.110-121.