Optimization of public transportation systems

Author: Muñoz, J.C. and Giesen, R. (2010)

Journal: In J.J. Cochran (ed.), Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, Vol 6, 3886-3896

Keywords: Public transport, transit planning, transit design, transit operations, transit control

Public transportation systems are intrinsically associated with a more sustainable motorized urban mobility. However, many cities struggle to offer their citizens a system providing high level of service. This article introduces the complexity involved with designing and operating a transit system going from the high-level strategic decisions to the low-level control mechanisms.