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Exploring the effects of mixed request schemes for demand-responsive feeder services

R Kelly, N Ronald, M Wallace, S WINTER, T Weber (ed.), MJ McPhee (ed.), RS Anderssen (ed.)

Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand | Published : 2015


Modern day communications mean travellers can request transport options, such as taxis and seats on demand-responsive vehicles, on the fly without having to plan ahead. However, last minute requests for transport could be inefficient for the operator. This paper explores the effects of mixed book-ahead/immediate request schemes in the context of a feeder service. Demand responsive transportation (DRT) combines aspects of both buses and taxis: passengers travel together, but not necessarily to or from the same locations. A simple form of demand-responsive service is that of a feeder bus, permitting passengers to connect to a mass transit service such as a train. A DRT service can run by getti..

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