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DOI: 10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2008.1583
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-15838
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2008/1583/

Torres, Luis M. ; Torres, Ramiro ; Bornd÷rfer, Ralf ; Pfetsch, Marc E.

Line Planning on Paths and Tree Networks with Applications to the Quito Trolebús System

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Abstract

Line planning is an important step in the strategic planning process of a public transportation system. In this paper, we discuss an optimization model for this problem in order to minimize operation costs while guaranteeing a certain level of quality of service, in terms of available transport capacity. We analyze the problem for path and tree network topologies as well as several categories of line operation that are important for the Quito Trolebús system. It turns out that, from a computational complexity worst case point of view, the problem is hard in all but the most simple variants. In practice, however, instances based on real data from the Trolebús System in Quito can be solved quite well, and significant optimization potentials can be demonstrated.

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@InProceedings{torres_et_al:OASIcs:2008:1583,
  author =	{Luis M. Torres and Ramiro Torres and Ralf Bornd{\"o}rfer and Marc E. Pfetsch},
  title =	{{Line Planning on Paths and Tree Networks with Applications to the Quito Trolebús System}},
  booktitle =	{8th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modeling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS'08) },
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-07-1},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2008},
  volume =	{9},
  editor =	{Matteo Fischetti and Peter Widmayer},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2008/1583},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-15838},
  doi =		{http://dx.doi.org/10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2008.1583},
  annote =	{Keywords: Line planning, computational complexity, public transport, combinatorial optimization}
}

Keywords: Line planning, computational complexity, public transport, combinatorial optimization
Seminar: 8th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modeling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS'08)
Issue date: 2008
Date of publication: 24.09.2008


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