Network Design for a Bus Rapid Transit Line Considering Route and Station Attractiveness

Rowan Hoogervorst, Reena Urban, Philine Schiewe, Evelien van der Hurk, Anita Schöbel

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In this talk, we look at the network design problem for a new BusRapid Transit (BRT) line in the Capital Region of Denmark. While a general outline for the route of the BRT line has already been determined in this problem, the investments made into route segments and stations still have to be decided. The investments in the route segments establish the BRT standard by determining the extent of dedicated infrastructure and thus the traveling time between stations of the line. Investments in the stations, such as the placement of shared bicycles, instead determine the attractiveness of the station within a multi-modal travel setting. Based on available OD travel data, our objective is to maximize the number of travelers who choose to travel by public transport while respecting a maximum budget that is available for investments in each of the municipalities crossed by the BRT line. We develop an optimization model for the resulting problem, investigate its complexity and present the results of our method for the studied BRT line along ring 4 in the Capital Region
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 International Conference on Operations Research - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 6 Sept 20219 Sept 2022


Conference2022 International Conference on Operations Research
LocationKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
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