Feeder bus transit design for trunk rail system: Case study of purple line corridor in Maryland

Anjun Li, Sevgi Erdogan, Wenbo Fan, Qiyuan Peng

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Abstract

This study developed an approximate analytical model to design feeder bus transit (e.g. shuttle bus, minivan) services along a trunk line (e.g. metro rail and light rail) whose stations and line alignment are pre-determined. Specifically, an optimization model is developed to identify the density and frequency of feeder bus services that minimizes the total cost of the trunk-feeder system (sum of operating cost and user cost) subject to vehicle capacity constraints. The model is applied using the data from Purple Line Light Rail (LRT) system in Maryland, U.S.A. The results demonstrate that the developed model provides a useful tool to generate the optimal number of feeder bus lines and the best frequency of feeder service along the Purple Line corridor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICTE 2019 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Transportation Engineering
EditorsXiaobo Liu, Qiyuan Peng, Kelvin C. P. Wang
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages813-820
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482742
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Transportation Engineering, ICTE 2019 - Chengdu, China
Duration: Sep 20 2019Sep 22 2019

Publication series

NameICTE 2019 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Transportation Engineering

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Transportation Engineering, ICTE 2019
Country/TerritoryChina
CityChengdu
Period9/20/199/22/19

Keywords

  • Discrete optimization
  • Feeder bus design
  • Trunk-feeder model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Mechanical Engineering

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