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Intermodal Path Algorithm for Time-Dependent Auto Network and Scheduled Transit Service

Alireza Khani, Sanggu Lee, Mark Hickman, Hyunsoo Noh, Neema Nassir

Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board | NATL ACAD SCIENCES | Published : 2012


A simple but efficient algorithm is proposed for finding the optimal path in an intermodal urban transportation network. The network is a general transportation network with multiple modes (auto, bus, rail, walk, etc.) divided into the two major categories of private and public, with proper transfer constraints. The goal was to find the optimal path according to the generalized cost, including private-side travel cost, public-side travel cost, and transfer cost. A detailed network model of transfers between modes was used to improve the accounting of travel times during these transfers. The intermodal path algorithm was a sequential application of specific cases of transit and auto shortest ..

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