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dc.contributor.authorWang, Shuaian
dc.contributor.authorQu, Xiaobo
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-04T01:04:25Z
dc.date.available2018-12-04T01:04:25Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1226-7988
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12205-013-0579-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/168739
dc.description.abstractRural and suburban areas have a low density of population. The bus services for these areas have unique features such as no transfer exists as there is only one bus route for each area and nearly all passengers travel to the same destination of city center. These features make the design of suburban bus route a practical and interesting research topic. We formulate such a suburban bus route design problem as an optimization model. We subsequently prove that the problem is NP-hard. In view of the problem structure, a dynamic programming approach is developed to obtain the optimal solution efficiently for practical-size problems. The optimal solution contains information on which one of the two bus stops on both sides of a street to visit and the sequence of visiting the chosen bus stops. Two case studies based on a square-block example and a suburb in Australia are carried out to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed model and method.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeGermany
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1892
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1896
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalKSCE Journal of Civil Engineering
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTransport Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCivil Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090507
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0905
dc.titleRural Bus Route Design Problem: Model Development and Case Studies
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorQu, Xiaobo


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