A mechanism design for bus fleet scheduling without demand estimation

W. Washibe, T. Nagae

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Abstract

A novel mechanism for demand-driven bus fleet scheduling is proposed for reducing traffic congestions in morning or evening commute. The schedule of the proposed bus system is updated daily by the operator, and the assignment of buses to users is determined via an online auction. An optimization problem that minimizes the total travel costs of the users is formulated to realize the bus system. Subsequently, a "pricing-and-scheduling" scheme is developed that consists of two problems: a pricing problem (an assignment problem) and a scheduling problem. A numerical example shows that the proposed scheme achieves optimal scheduling and assignment without resorting to demand estimation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransport and Society - Proceeding of the 22nd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2017
EditorsAnthony Chen, Tony N.N. Sze
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
Pages426-433
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789881581464
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event22nd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transport and Society, HKSTS 2017 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2017 Dec 92017 Dec 11

Publication series

NameTransport and Society - Proceeding of the 22nd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2017

Other

Other22nd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transport and Society, HKSTS 2017
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period17/12/917/12/11

Keywords

  • Demand bus scheduling
  • Mechanism design
  • Ride sharing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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