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Assessment of the DRT System Based on an Optimal Routing Strategy

Department of Transport Planning & Management, Korea National University of Transportation, Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do 16106, Korea
Sustainability 2020, 12(2), 714; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12020714
Received: 20 November 2019 / Revised: 18 December 2019 / Accepted: 3 January 2020 / Published: 19 January 2020
Demand responsive transport (DRT) is operated according to flexible routes, dispatch intervals, and dynamic demand, is attracting a lot of attention. The biggest characteristic of the DRT service is that the vehicle routes and schedules are operated optimally based on real-time travel requests of using passengers without fixed operating schedules. This study analyzed the feasibility of implementing the DRT service by analyzing the benefits for the users and cost of the operator from the effects of increasing public transportation use and providing personalized mobility service based on DRT implementation by the introduction of DRT using multi-agent transport simulation (MATSim). Through the simulation, the DRT is expected to provide convenient, fast, and cost-effective mobility services to customers; provide an optimal vehicle scale to providers; and, ultimately, achieve a safe and efficient transportation system. View Full-Text
Keywords: DRT; MATSim; first mile/last mile; feasibility analysis DRT; MATSim; first mile/last mile; feasibility analysis
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Kim, J. Assessment of the DRT System Based on an Optimal Routing Strategy. Sustainability 2020, 12, 714.

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