Journal article

Comparison between ad-hoc demand responsive and conventional transit: a simulation study

Zahra Navidi, Nicole Ronald, Stephan Winter

PUBLIC TRANSPORT | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2018

Abstract

Considering the sprawl of cities, conventional public transport with fixed route and fixed schedule becomes less efficient and desirable every day. However, emerging technologies in computation and communication are facilitating more adaptive types of public transport systems, such as demand responsive transport that operates according to real-time demand. It is crucial to study the feasibility and advantages of these novel systems before implementation to prevent failure and financial loss. In this work, an extensive comparison of demand responsive transport and conventional public transport is provided by incorporating a dynamic routing algorithm into an agent-based traffic simulation. The..

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