Allocation method for transit lines considering the user equilibrium for operators
place - urban, place - asia, planning - methods
Allocation of transit lines, User Equilibrium for operators, Set partitioning formulation, Branch-and-price, Column generation
The purpose of this study is to address the allocation of transit lines problem in operation-sharing. An allocation method for urban transit lines is proposed to guide public authorities to pursue an optimal plan considering the User Equilibrium for operators (UE-O). The method utilizes the concepts from mathematical programming and game theory to present the UE-O and proposes a set partitioning formulation considering the benefits of both passengers and operators. A branch-and-price algorithm employing both column generation and branch-and-bound is used to tackle the problem. The proposed method is validated through a case study using data from the Development District of Dalian. Results show that the proposed line allocation method considering the UE-O can reduce the potential competitions among operators. This method and findings can provide a guidance to the problems in operation-sharing regarding allocation of transit lines.
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Yao, B., Chen, C., Zhang, L., Feng, T., Yu, B., & Wang, Y. (2019). Allocation method for transit lines considering the user equilibrium for operators. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 105, pp. 666-682.