Journal article

Real-world meeting points for shared demand-responsive transportation systems

Paul Czioska, Ronny Kutadinata, Aleksandar Trifunovic, Stephan Winter, Monika Sester, Bernhard Friedrich

Public Transport | Springer | Published : 2019

Abstract

While shared demand-responsive transportation (SDRT) systems mostly operate on a door-to-door policy, the usage of meeting points for customer pick-up and drop-off can offer several benefits, such as fewer stops and less total travelled kilometers. Moreover, real-world meeting points offer a possibility to select only feasible and well-defined locations where safe boarding and alighting are possible. This paper investigates the impact of using such meeting points for the SDRT problem with meeting points (SDRT-MP). A three-step procedure is applied to solve the SDRT-MP. Firstly, the customers are clustered into temporary and spatially similar groups and then the alternative meeting points, fo..

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Grants

Awarded by German Research Foundation (DFG) through the Research Training Group Social Cars


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This research has been supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) through the Research Training Group Social Cars (GRK 1931), the Australian Research Council's Linkage Projects funding scheme (project number LP120200130), the Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) under the Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme.