Optimized Development of Urban Transportation Networks 2.0
Optimization methods will be developed for determining when rail transit networks and connected bus feeder routes should be introduced and how their operating characteristics such as service frequencies and fares should be designed. The objectives of the optimization methods will be to minimize total costs or maximize net benefits for urban public transportation systems.
Universities and Sponsoring Organization Involved
University of Maryland
U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary-Research
Dr. Paul Schonfeld, firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding Sources and Amounts
July 1, 2019
Expected Completion Date
September 30, 2020
Expected Research Outcomes
Developed methods that will be documented in reports, at least one master's thesis and in papers submitted to peer-reviewed journals.
Expected Equity Impacts and Benefits of Implementation
The developed methods will be applicable in improving the design and operations of public transportation systems, which are very important means of transportation for poor and disadvantaged minorities, as well as for young persons.
Planning, System Design and Operation of Urban Rail and Bus Transit Systems