Special Issue "The Analysis of Public Transport Systems Based on Optimization Method"

A special issue of Future Transportation (ISSN 2673-7590).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 171

Special Issue Editors

School of Transportation and Civil Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong 226000, China
Interests: transportation planning and management; transportation network modeling; travel behaviour analysis; vehicle routing problem; autonomous public transport vehicle development
School of Transportation and Civil Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong 226000, China
Interests: transportation planning and management; timetabling; vehicle/train scheduling; passenger demand control; autonomous public transport vehicle development
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Developing public transport systems can reduce traffic congestion and traffic pollution effectively and can thus improve the sustainability of the transportation system. Nowadays, the public transport system consists of various traffic modes, including bus, metro, taxi, public bike, etc. This Special Issue aims to study optimization problems related to each public traffic mode or multimodal transport and to optimize the mode split in order to distribute traffic demand rationally. Specifically, possible topics of the Special Issue may include, but are not limited to:

  • Multimodal transport: traffic mode choice model; traffic mode choice control/induction; connection between public transport modes.
  • Conventional public transport management: Timetable; vehicle schedule; routing optimization, driver schedule.
  • Metro management: Timetable; train schedule; station location problem.
  • public bike management: station location problem; vehicle routing problem; bike deployment problem; bike distribution problem; bike sharing.
  • Taxi management: taxi deployment problem; supply and demand distribution problem.
  • Future mobility: intelligent transportation systems; demand response transport; electric public vehicle development; autonomous public transport vehicle development; new technologies application.

Dr. Senlai Zhu
Dr. Zhichao Cao
Guest Editors

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  • public transport
  • optimization modeling
  • solution algorithms
  • demand management
  • advanced technique

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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