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Addresses the Challenges Facing Public Transport Policy Makers and Operators
Public Transit Planning and Operation: Modeling, Practice and Behavior, Second Edition offers new solutions for delivering both better services and greater efficiency, solutions which have been developed and tested by the author in over thirty years of research work with mass transit policy makers and operators all over the world. It bridges the worlds of practice and research and academia, provides an overview and a critique of currently used operational planning methods, and furnishes innovative practical techniques and modeling.
Improve Service Performance and Successfully Manage the Costs of Operation
This new edition brings in new material on timetabling and vehicle scheduling with different vehicle sizes, new methods of designing transit route networks, analysis of transit coordination and connectivity, behavioral aspects of passengers including when making transfers, and innovative methods related to automation and optimization which can be used in real time to significantly improve service reliability.
Public Transit Planning and Operation: Modeling, Practice and Behavior, Second Edition incorporates a series of themes and new ways of thinking about planning and operation. Bridging the gap between theory and application,thistext outlines the factors affecting public-transport services, addresses common problems, and offers practical solutions for improvement.
"The book is aimed squarely at transit researchers and practitioners. It fills an important void in the literature, as most existing material is exclusively quantitative or qualitative. This book bridges both, and leaves the reader with a sense of satisfaction and a desire to learn more about the topics at hand. The spirit of the first edition remains alive, with applied operations research as the vehicle through which most discussions are presented."
—Professor Daniel A. Rodriguez, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
"… a single text that covers the full set of issues in transit operations and planning… includes concepts from theory and methodologies from practice… not only for students of transportation engineering and city planning at universities and in professional courses, as well as for transit agency managers and consultants, but also for PhD students and researchers."
—Professor Agostino Nuzzolo, Tor Vergata University of Rome
Introduction to transit-service planning
Data requirements and collection
Frequency and headway determination
Advanced timetables: Optimization and synchronization
Vehicle scheduling I: Fixed schedules
Vehicle scheduling II: Variable schedules
Vehicle type and size considerations in vehicle scheduling
Route choice and assignment
Service design: Elements, operational parking, and stop location
Coordination and connectivity: Measures and analysis
Coordination and connectivity: Behavioral aspects
Network (routes) design
Designing short-turn trips
Smart shuttle and feeder service
Operational strategies and tactics
Future developments in transit operations
Answers to exercises