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Intercity Bus Scheduling Model Incorporating Variable Market Share

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3 Author(s)
Shangyao Yan ; Nat. Central Univ., Jhongli ; Yu-Jung Tung ; Ching-Hui Tang

In this paper, we develop an intercity bus scheduling model for a variable market share. The proposed model, unlike the past intercity bus scheduling models, does not assume a fixed market share. Instead, passenger choice behaviors in competitive markets are considered. The model is formulated as a nonlinear mixed integer program that is characterized as nondeterministic polynomial-time hard. We develop a solution algorithm to efficiently solve the model. The test results, which are based on a major Taiwan intercity bus carrier, show the good performance of the model and the solution algorithm.

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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 6 )