A Method for Topological Transit Network Design in Urban Area

  • Antonio Polimeni, Antonino Vitetta
  • January 2014, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04630-3_12

Designing Transit Networks

What is it about?

The goal of this chapter is to design jointly the road network and the transit routes in an urban area. Generally, the transit route design is made without evaluating the possible changes in the path due to the road network layout design. In the problem, two main aspects can be considered: it is necessary to design, in a joint model, road network for cars and buses; it is necessary to design route for buses integrated with the optimized road network. Starting from a rigid road supply and an elastic demand, the road and the transit network are designed in accordance with one or more objectives (minimum travel time, maximum users satisfaction). The problem is formulated as a discrete problem. The proposed algorithm implemented is heuristic, based on genetic algorithm. To test the proposed procedure, an application to a main transit line of Reggio Calabria is reported.

Why is it important?

design transit network without change the infrastructures


dr. Antonio Polimeni
Universita degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria

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